More Argentinean Cab Franc goodness from Costco, the Bodega Alta Vista Estate Cabernet Franc.
100% Cabernet Franc from vineyards as high as 3,900 ft above sea level in Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina. Half of the wine is aged in lightly toasted French oak for 12 months. The wine has 2.56 g/L of residual sugar.
We found the Bodega Alta Vista Estate Cabernet Franc for just $14.99 at Costco which seems to be the only option for buying the wine as we did not see any other sellers on wine-searcher currently. Imported by Kobrand Corporation.
Fruit of our highest terroirs. We adapt regional practices both in the vineyard and in the vinification process to develop wines with an expression of place. Estate grown and bottled.
The wine is made from grapes grown in our highest altitude estate vineyards, using the most stringent vineyard management. We adapt our knowledge of viticulture and winemaking to enhance the optimal expression of each grape variety.
The average yield is a low one and a half bottles per vine to encourage concentration and complexity in the wine. The grapes are hand-harvested and this Cabernet Franc is aged in french oak barrels for 12 months.
To appreciate this wine’s rich and complex characters, we recommend serving between 59-61F.
Today we’re back with another excellent Cab Franc from Argentina. The 2016 Bodega Alta Vista Estate Cabernet Franc opens with a strong aroma of dark fruit, spice, lots of herbs, cola, licorice and more. It’s quite good and there’s lots to smell in this one. The wine tastes smooth and features black cherry and plum fruit, lots of herbal notes, leather, a little bell pepper and a nice earthy undertone. It also has plenty of acidity and turns a bit tart leading into the dry, long finish of lingering coffee and tobacco notes.
This is a really nice example of Cabernet Franc for those that enjoy this variety. And stay tuned for more, we’re not done with our exploration of Argentinean Cabernet Franc yet!
2016 Bodega Alta Vista Estate Cabernet Franc
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