Inky dark in color with a vibrant black berry nose that comes right out to greet you on pouring … On the mid palate the wine has some vibrant black cherries, and some mocha. On the medium length finish there some smokey, peppery and dark chocolate notes, along with some firm tannins and acidity … nice and dry. I was expecting a softer Cab Franc but this is one is quite big. We paired it with a meat sauce spaghetti and it held it’s own and is a pretty varietal cab franc. I would give it an -88 … Not bad at all for the price. Should keep for a while too! From the LCBO web site, check stock:
The incredible 2019 Appellation San Carlos Cabernet Franc is super elegant, fresh, varietal, nuanced and complex. A wine like this often costs more money than the price point of the appellation range, but it feels like a bargain anyway. This is an updated version of the 2018, with precision and symmetry. It’s vibrant and lively, velvety and focused. Drink date: 2021-2026. Score – 93. (Luis Gutiérrez, robertparker.com, March 31, 2021)
- Alcohol/Vol 13.5%
- Made In Mendoza, Argentina
- By Catena
- Sugar Content 3 g/L
- Varietal Cabernet Franc
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