100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendoza, Argentina.
Sample submitted for review. SRP of $12 and available for as low as $10.
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 Reserva Cabernet is a full-bodied wine matured in French oak for 10 months to lend structure, finesse and harmony, it displays all the hallmarks of this classic variety. It has elegant blackcurrant fruit with hints of vanilla, spice and cedar.
Santa Julia wines from Familia Zuccardi have been consistent winners for us here at The Reverse Wine Snob. To date we've reviewed the Organica Malbec, the Reserva Malbec, the Malbec [+], theOrganica Cabernet, the Cabernet [+] and the Torrontés. We've liked every single one and today's wine was no different.
The 2009 Santa Julia Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon begins with aromas of blackberry, plum and a little vanilla. The wine tastes of black cherry cola and blackberry with soft tannins. The fruit continues on the finish along with some some oaky notes. Really just a nice basic Cabernet at a fabulous price. This one would probably be at its best paired with red meat.
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