$9.99 for a 1 liter bottle, available exclusively at Whole Foods Market. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
"ORIGIN: Italian variety Bonarda blended with the French variety Cabernet Sauvignon, well suited in Mendoza vineyards.
HARVEST: Handpicked grapes in 18kg plastic boxes.
TASTING NOTES: Red ruby color with purple notes. Aromas of red fruits like plums and raspberries. In the mouth, sweet tannins, which make it soft and easy to drink.
SUSTAINABLE BY NATURE: 100% sustainably farmed grapes. Social welfare programs. Energy conservation. Use of green fertilizers. Wildlife preservation. Vineyard irrigation from pure mountain water. Water recycling programs. Vegan friendly.
Santa Julia wines have long been favorites here at The Reverse Wine Snob. Their excellentMalbec, Malbec Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon and Torrontés offer tons of value so we were happy to see today's wine from Argentina's other red grape, Bonarda.
The 2013 Santa Julia Innovacion Bonarda-Cabernet Sauvignon frankly smells like a fruit bomb. As such you'll find abundant aromas of ripe fruit (plums and blackberries) along with just a hint of smoke. Tasting shows more plum and blackberry but also reveals that this is not a one dimensional wine with some pleasant tobacco notes in addition to all the fruit. Smooth and easy to drink this is certain to be a crowd-pleaser, especially considering the 1 liter bottle which gives you 33% more wine than a traditional 750ml bottle. Perfect for your NFL playoff parties!
Available exclusively at Whole Foods Market.
Overall Rating: 7.5
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