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El Esteco Fincas Notables Cabernet Sauvignon Cuartel 9text
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El Esteco Fincas Notables Cabernet Sauvignon Cuartel 9 2015

Calchaqui Valley, Salta, North, ArgentinaThe Fincas Notables line comes from top plots around the Calchaqui Valley estates. This cabernet sauvignon comes off plot 9 of finca La Urquiza, at 1700m and sandy alluvial soils. The extreme altitude and intense UV creates small berries with thick skins. This was macerated and partially native fermented in oak vats before the wine ages in new French barrels for 15 months. Dark earth, gravels, smoked stone, black cherry, earthy green pitch fill the savoury-edged palate, with dark cocoa, filling in the gaps, and ample, powdery tannins holding in the sides. This finishes with a swell of warmth, best mitigated with a serving of hearty beef or root vegetable stew.Tasted: 23 February 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 29.99 BCLS MB 23.99 Manitoba's Liquor Marts Online Producer: Bodega El EstecoDistributors: Dandurand
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 660043UPC: 7798136300578