100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendoza, Argentina.
Sample submitted for review. SRP of $10 and available for as low as $8.
From the bottle:
"The Santa Julia range is symbolic of our respect and care for the natural Mendoza environment, their home since the company was created in 1963. Today, this third generation family of winemakers continue their mission through many programs that benefit the land, the community.
100% sustainable farmed grapes.
Social welfare programs.
Use of green fertilizers.
Vineyard irrigation from pure mountain water and water recycling programs.
This Santa Julia Cabernet has notes of black pepper and blackcurrant fruit and soft tannins. It is a great match for rich casseroles, hearty stews and roasted beef.
We've reviewed quite a few of the Santa Julia wines to date (Organica Malbec, Reserva Malbec,Malbec [+], Organica Cabernet and Torrontés) and love the fabulous quality for the price. Today's wine is the second we've reviewed from the [+] (Plus) line and if you remember the previous one was a Malbec that currently resides in the #3 spot on the Top 10 list. And we're not done with the Santa Julia wines yet...stay tuned for the Chardonnay [+] and the Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva coming soon. The question for today is, "Can the Cabernet [+] carry on the winning tradition?" The answer, in a word, is yes.
The 2010 Santa Julia [+] Cabernet Sauvignon begins with great aromas of plum, blackberry, spice, cola and a little chocolate. The wine tastes really fruity but is balanced by some really nice tannins and spice. The predominant flavors of this medium-bodied wine are blackberry, black cherry, licorice, cola and black pepper. The dry, medium long finish features those nice tannins along with some mild oak that resolves into lingering fruit and chocolate notes. Really nice and a great value.
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