Friday, April 10, 2015

Finca Decero Remolinos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Finca Decero Remolinos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 
Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina

Last summer I had the pleasure of drinking the Decero Remolinos Malbec last summer, and the Cabernet definitely lived up to my high expectations.

Review: This deeply pigmented Cab has aromas of black currant jam and ripe plums. On the palate it is dry with ripe, chalky tannin. The barrel notes come out on the palate, adding a bit of toast, vanilla, and sweet spices to the rich fruit character of the wine. Much like the Malbec, this Cabernet has slightly elevated alcohol for my taste; putting aside this balance issue, I'm very pleased by the wine. It has integrated tannin, concentrated fruit, and a lovely finish.

Food Pairing: I paired this with a nice hearty meatloaf, full of sweet sun-dried tomatoes. The slight sweetness in the meatloaf was perfect to highlight the ripe fruit of the wine.

Bottom Line: An enjoyable, easy Cabernet.

Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2012
  • PLACE: Agrelo
  • GRAPE: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • AGEING: French Oak barrels (30% new) for 14 months
  • BOOZE: 14.5% 
  • CELLAR: Drink now through 2018

Where did I get it? Crystal City Wine Shop
What's the damage? Mid Priced

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