About the Wine
"Domingo Molina is a family winery managed by three brothers (Osvaldo, Gabriel & Rafael Domingo) who grew up in Cafayate, and their winery represents the second generation of Domingo brothers making wine together. Rupestre means "cave drawings" in Argentina. The symbols on the label are from the thousand-year-old drawings which are located in caves on the property. The Rupestre Vineyard was one of the first planted in the region, located in a high oasis 7,380 feet above sea level. This vineyard has a special micro climate where they can attain optimal grape ripeness. Careful winemaking to preserve the unique flavors and aging in French oak yield unique complexity in this wine."
"90 pts ... The 2006 Rupestre (a wine made only in top vintages) is a blend of 60% Malbec, 30% Merlot, and 10% Tannat which spent 8 months in French oak. It displays a brooding bouquet of cedar, spice box, cassis, and black cherry. Flavorful and rich on the palate, it will evolve for another 1-2 years and drink well through 2018."
"92 pts ... Mature, funky aromas of raisin, earth, coconut and baked fruits draw you in. The mouthfeel is full of strong tannins and astringent acidity, while the flavor profile is all about ripe fruits like raisin, prune, blackberry and fig. This steamroller grown at 7,200 feet in northern Argentina is 60% Malbec, 30% Merlot and 10% Tannat. Drink now." --12/13