2013 Susana Balbo Cabernet
Mendoza, Argentina

We get a fair amount of oak and big, intense, juicy dark fruits. Scrumptious, but really needs to calm down for our purposes. For yours, if you enjoy such power, go for it; for those with some patience, to the cellar for a year or so.

93 JS

2013 Susana Balbo Cabernet


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as part of a mixed case.

24 bottles left in vintage. Sorry, sold out. '11 arriving soon.

Winemaker's Notes
"Classic Cabernet aromas of rich red fruits, red pepper, plum, tobacco leaf, roasted coffee beans, and a touch of fresh mint. The aromas are echoed on the palate, with layers of fruit and spice pushing on and on. It's a full-bodied wine that has incredible length and purity of flavor -- it really keeps you coming back for more. If Cabernet Sauvignon dreamed at night, this is what it would dream about! Pairs well with a wide range of foods from beef and pork to lamb, quail and other game birds, and cream-based sauces. This wine will age very well, so don't forget some bottles for the cellar too."

Technical Notes
"90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec. Made from 36 year old vines. Aged 13 months in 80% new French and 20% one year French oak barrels. 14% alc."
James Suckling
"93 pts ... Gorgeous pure cabernet sauvignon aromas with currants, blackberry and stones. Full body, round tannins and savory, almost walnut undertones. A single vineyard wine from near Gualtallary. Excellent quality for the money. Drink or hold. "