2013 Chakana Estate Red Blend
Mendoza, Argentina

Simply wonderful, elegant really, especially as it opens up. Tons of black cherry, silky and long lasting. Plays very nicely with food, neither dominating your special dish nor getting lost in the mix. We enjoyed it with hot and cold roast chicken, a peppery salami, cole slaw with ginger (really), and several different cheeses.

90 WA

2013 Chakana Estate Red Blend


as part of a mixed case.

Sorry, sold out.

Winemaker's Notes
"Deep red color with violet hints. Dark fruits and exotic spices with tobacco and mocha hints. Elegant, well balanced, harmonious, long persistence with chocolate flavors."

Technical Notes
"60% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Shiraz. 2 days maceration on skins in temperature controlled steel vats; 12 days fermentation with selected yeasts allowed to rise to a maximum of 28 C. Aged for 10 months in French oak barrels (100% new wood). 14.5% alc."
Wine Advocate
"90 pts ... The red blend 2013 Estate Selection is mostly Malbec from Gualtallary (60%) and the rest Cabernet and Syrah from Altamira, which together with the vintage conditions might explain the freshness and different profile ,definitively less ripe and oaky than in the past. The rest of the blend is 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Syrah. This is a very spicy, high pitched red with good balance between elegance and power, ripe without any excess. This is a wine that is easy to drink, a priority in the winery as they felt that the very extracted and oaky wines from the past were difficult to drink. The whole of Mendoza is harvesting earlier and producing fresher wines, but the risk is to do it too early and produce green wine. Great acidity and very polished tannins." --08/15