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Mendel Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 750ml

size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
WA
93
WE
91
VM
90
JS
90
Additional vintages
WA
93
Rated 93 by Wine Advocate
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from a vineyard in Perdriel, in the classic quarter of Luján de Cuyo. It matured in French oak barrels (new and used) for some 12 to 14 months. There was a very acute note of blood and iron, call it mineral if you want, that is very distinct (I also detected it in a wine that had part of this grapes in the blend). Underneath you have the textbook Cabernet aromas, the herbal side but with good ripeness, with black and blue fruit. The palate is very sleek, with very fine tannins, softer than your average Cabernet. Roberto de la Mota looks for more elegance achieved with the vinification in small tanks and extracting early on (before the alcohol can extract harsher tannins). The soils of Perdriel in the bed of the Mendoza River are quite shallow and with lots of stones, also provide this quality of tannins. Great classical Mendoza Cabernet. He compares 2013 to 2010. 10,000 bottles produced. ... More details
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Mendel Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 750ml

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Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Since their conception in 18th century France, Cabernet Sauvignon grapes have flourished across the Old and New Worlds and have changed the way we think about red wine forever. Their sharp and astringent nature has a wonderful ability to mellow and round with age, and when helped by being blended with Merlot and Petit Verdot or Cabernet Franc varietals – as is done in Bordeaux and elsewhere – the results can be truly remarkable. What is most special about Cabernet Sauvignon grapes is the fact that they have a true affinity for oak, and when aged in barrels made of this fragrant wood, the wine which comes out of them a few years later holds an amazing array of flavors and aromas, making Cabernet Sauvignon based wines some of the most memorable in the world. Single variety bottles from the New World made from this grape are also increasing in popularity, as the strong flavors and full-bodied nature of these wines is a great match for many global cuisines.
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Region: Cuyo

Situated in and around the Andean mountains, the Cuyo region of Argentina has long been associated with the best of the country's wine industry. Including now world famous provinces such as Mendoza and La Rioja, Argentina's Cuyo region has something of an ideal environment for the cultivation of high quality grapes – including Argentina's flagship varietal, the Malbec – which includes the beautiful Desaguadero River and its tributaries. Although the region itself is quite dry and arid, the soils have a remarkably high mineral content, and plenty of iron which gives it the distinctive red color associated with Cuyo. For several decades now, wineries in Cuyo have been booming, as more and more of the global wine audience begin to recognize the region's remarkable potential for rich and flavorful wines.
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Country: Argentina

In the dry, arid deserts of Argentina, wineries and winemakers are focusing their efforts on producing high quality wines for the world market. By experimenting with both traditional and modern methods and technologies, they have found great success with a wide variety of grapes well suited to the conditions of the country, particularly Malbec, Bonarda and Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the past decade, Argentinian wineries have continued to aim high, and this has led to a range of new wines using grape varietals not typically associated with the country. The cooler regions of Argentina are seeing more vineyards being planted with Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir varietals, something that is beginning to produce fantastic results, which are at once representative of the country's wines - with all their fruity and bold character - but are also pushing the boundaries of what we expect from a New World country.