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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Valentin Bianchi Famiglia Bianchi Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Valentin Bianchi Famiglia Bianchi Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
(search item no. 48992)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Classic Cabernet aromas of black pepper, cedar, slight herbal and berry notes manifest themselves in the nose. This is a medium-full bodied wine with a soft balanced mouth feel and flavours that are similar to the aromas, which lead to a pleasing soft berry-vanillan finish.
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About Valentin Bianchi:

Bodega Valentin Bianchi is one of the oldest and most important wineries in South America. It is a symbol of tradition, nobility and quality in Argentine wines. Started in 1928 by Don Valentin Bianchi, they have won world attention and acclaim since 1934 starting with the "Maximum Quality" honor in Mendoza. On August 12, 1968, Don Valentin Bianchi passed away. However, the tradition that he firmly established continues to live on in his successors.

Today, Valentin Eduardo Bianchi and Ricardo Stradella Bianchi have brought the winery into the modern era. Valentin is the President of the winery while Ricardo is the Chief Financial Officer. Recently, they enlisted the aid of California winemaker, Robert Pepi. He has helped them refine some of their techniques and the new wines show the style that this new breed of management exemplifies. Pepi believes that Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon are the future of this winery.