2010 Finca Decero "Remolinos Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza

SKU #1129864 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon - Remolinos Vineyard is aged in new French barriques (30% new) for 14 months. It offers a refined tobacco and sous-bois scented bouquet that nods towards the Old World. The palate is medium-bodied, with dusty blackberry fruit, bold earthy tannins and a delightful, foursquare finish that you would expect to find on the Left Bank. Fortunately, there is no Left Bank price to contend with! Excellent. Drink now-2017. (NM)  (10/2012)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Dark red-ruby. Musky redcurrant, mocha and chocolate truffle on the rather oaky nose. Sound acidity gives shape and verve to the flavors of currant, plum, truffle and spices. Finishes with slightly dusty tannins and hints of menthol and minerals. I'd wait a year before pulling the cork.  (4/2013)

Wine Spectator

 Ripe yet firm, with full tannins framing the jammy cherry and cassis notes, featuring lingering hints of herb and tobacco. Drink now. (Web-2013)

K&L Notes

Finca Decero is a relatively new project, but one that has already earned some glowing press, including the aforementioned review from Neal Martin as well as some praise from Jancis Robinson. This range of wines is very polished, with the cab showing very tasty red and dark fruits, well integrated oak and an admirable overall sense of balance.

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Staff Image By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/7/2013 | Send Email
Finca Decero is a relatively new project, but one that has already earned some glowing press, including the aforementioned review from Neal Martin as well as some praise from Jancis Robinson. This cab is both polished and fruity, yet balanced and true to the grape variety as well. A subtle, appealing leafy note weaves its way between layers of red and dark cherry fruit, baking spices and well integrated oak. While this may seem like cliché at this point for top quality cab producers outside of Napa, it bears repeating here: you will not find a Cab nearly as good as the Finca Decero at this price in Napa!

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.


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