From extremely high altitudes comes the highly recommended Tapiz Alta Collection Cabernet Sauvignon.
95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot from the San Pablo estate vineyard reaching 4,430 feet above sea level in the Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina. The wine spends 10 months in 90% French and 10% American oak barrels of first and second use and has residual sugar of just 3.6 g/L.
Our Cabernet Sauvignon is hand-picked from our "Alta" San Pablo estate vineyard located at 4,200 feet above sea level in Mendoza's prestigious Uco Valley. Our winemakers are Fabian Valenzuela and the world renowned Jean Claude Berrouet of Pomerol. Our Cabernet Sauvignon has lush flavors and outstanding notes of black fruits, spice, violets and chocolate. 12 months aging in oak barrels adds complexity and completes this beautiful "tapestry".
Today's wine is one we were first introduced to in our trip to Argentina a few years ago, where we had a chance to visit the Tapiz winery and taste their wines. The entire Alta Collection wines were some of our favorites, so we were more than happy to revisit the most recent vintage of the Cabernet.
The 2015 Tapiz Alta Collection Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a very pleasant aroma of black cherry, spice, lots of cocoa, coffee and licorice that continues to develop even more complexities as it gets more air. Tasting the medium to full-bodied wine shows similar flavors to the nose with touches of black olives, earth and minerals. With a beautiful smooth texture and good acidity, there is lots to love here! Dry, grippy and chewy tannins lead into the long, dry finish of lingering tobacco and dark fruit. This is an excellent wine.
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2015 Tapiz Alta Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
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