100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendoza, Argentina. Organic.
Sample submitted for review. SRP of $11 but I was able to find this one for as low as $6.
From the bottle:
"Santa Julia Organica is symbolic of our respect and care for the natural environment of Mendoza, the home of the company since its founding in 1963. Today, a third generation of family winemakers continue their mission through many programs that benefit the land and the community.
100% Organically grown grapes.
Social welfare programs.
Use of green fertilizers.
Vineyard irrigation from pure mountain water and water recycling programs.
This Cabernet Sauvignon is full of black cherry, currant and plum flavors with a touch of spiciness. This wine would pair well with red meats, firm cheeses and pastas with red sauce.
Today's wine comes from the Santa Julia brand of wines from Familia Zuccardi. We've reviewed several of their Malbecs in the past as well as a Torrontés and enjoyed them all. Our favorite so far has been the Santa Julia[+] Malbec which received a bulk buy rating, but we've also enjoyed the Reserva Malbec as well as the Organica. Today's wine also comes from the Organica line but is the first Cabernet Sauvignon we've tried from Santa Julia. (We will also be reviewing the [+] and Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon wines.)
The 2010 Santa Julia Organica Cabernet Sauvignon has a wonderful fruity nose of blackberry and black cherry along with a little bit of spice. The wine tastes of smooth fruit plus some oaky tannins. The fruit flavors linger on the sour finish. Really pretty nice but I would have liked it even more without the the sour notes on the finish.
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.