Valentin Bianchi Enzo 2005

Red Blends from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 102306
  • red wine
  • RP92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 4% Merlot, 4% Petite Verdot

The rich varietal flavor of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape grown in Argentina and aged in new oak results in a harmonious, velvety wine of great balance and prominent personality. This vintage, maybe more so than previous vintages of Enzo, exhibits brighter, more intense fruit aromas and flavors due to the use of newer clones of the varieties first planted at Bianchi 12 years ago. Aromas of violets, plums and berries on the nose lead to more mature fruit, spice and cassis on the palate. As with most Enzo vintages, there is a long, smooth, very pleasing finish.

Critical Acclaim

"The flagship 2005 Enzo Bianchi is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 4% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot aged for 14 month in 100% new oak, mostly French. Saturated purple in color, it presents aromas of wood smoke, clove, espresso, black currant, and blackberry. Full-bodied and dense, the wine has outstanding depth and concentration, plenty of intense, ripe fruit, and a lengthy finish. Give it a few additional years in bottle to blossom and drink it from 2012 to 2025. The Valentin Bianchi wines are all produced from estate-grown fruit."
92 Points

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(9/27/2010)
The rich varietal flavor of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape grown in Argentina and aged in new oak results in a harmonious, velvety wine of great balance and prominent personality. This vintage, maybe more so than previous vintages of Enzo, exhibits brighter, more intense fruit aromas and flavors due to the use of newer clones of the varieties first planted at Bianchi 12 years ago. Aromas of violets, plums and berries on the nose lead to more mature fruit, spice and cassis on the palate. As with most Enzo vintages, there is a long, smooth, very pleasing finish. 87% Cab Sauv, 5% Malbec, 4% Merlot, 4% Petite Verdot
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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...

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(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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