There is not a lot to say about this wine. It is slightly varietal, lots of oak with a medium to mild finish. I didn’t love this wine, but didn’t hate it. I won’t be rushing out for more. This is definitely not to be mistaken for a big bold Cab Sauv. There are some Cab Sauv flavors, but don’t blink, you might miss them … I would give this 86-87 as a rating.

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TASTING NOTE: The deep ruby/purple colour pulls you into the wine. The nose of red currants, raspberry, vanilla and mint keeps you there. The dry, fruity and very well-balanced palate sends you away happy. Enjoy with an herb-crusted roast leg of lamb. (VINTAGES panel, Nov. 2008) (D) 750 mL $16.95

From Located in the Barrancas region in the Mendoza Valley, this wine is a deep ruby-purple colour with showy black fruit, liquorice, spice, menthol and vanilla notes on the nose. It has a plush texture with gobs of intense black fruit on the palate with a medium to full body, smooth tannins, juicy acidity and 13.5% alcohol. It’s the perfect candidate to match a hearty winter stew. (LG) Rating 4/5


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