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    Casarena "Estate" Cabernet Sauvignon '16


    Casarena "Estate" Cabernet Sauvignon '16

    Finding quality Cabernet Sauvignon for $20 or less is like finding a needle in a haystack. As someone that has almost never been around a haystack, I could only imagine how difficult that is!

    What I have been around, and have tasted over my career is 1000's of inexpensive "everyday" Cabernet Sauvignon. To find a good one, you have to know where to go. It isn't Napa, not Bordeaux, heck, not even Australia these days. 

    While Argentinean wine seems to becoming slightly less popular that it was 5 years ago, it is still one of the first places that I look for great value Cabernet Sauvignon. Yes, Malbec is still the dominant grape in Mendoza, but there are great reminders like this that Cabernet can be its equal.

    Casarena is a well regarded estate located in Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza. Its winemaker, Mariano Quiroga Adamo works with old-vine fruit, and does so in a way that produces varietally correct, balanced wines that way overdeliver for their price point.

    The "Estate" Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from 80 year-old vines, planted in Owen's Vineyard in the Agrelo region. The grapes are hand harvested, undergo a 4 day cold maceration, around a month of skin maceration, followed by fermentation and aging for 9 months in used French oak barrels.

    Plum, blackberry and tobacco leaf notes emerge from the glass on the nose. Full-bodied with supple and ripe fruit notes up front on the palate, it finishes with soft, dusty tannins and a well-balanced finish. 

    Grab and go to your favorite BYOB Argentinean steak restaurant.




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