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Famiglia Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


A classic Cabernet Sauvignon that can compete with the best from around the world, this wine displays a deep ruby color and great “legs.” Spicy and complex aromas of black pepper, licorice, toasty coffee grinds and hints of fresh mint mingle with cassis and wild berries. Ample and persistent in the mouth, with a harmonious structure that highlights its personality and pedigree.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The grapes come primarily from the Asti and Doña Elsa Estate, situated in Rama Caída, San Rafael, Mendoza, around 2500 ft. (760 meters) above sea level. It is an ideal climate for the Cabernet Sauvignon grape because of the warm days and cool nights that are typical of the area. The soil is of sandy calcareous composition and alluvial origins. Picked by hand, the grapes went through classic crushing and fermentation, with periodic pump-over and maceration on skins for 21 days. It was aged ten months in 90 percent French, 10 percent American barrels – 33 percent new, 33 percent one-year-old and 33 percent two-years-old. After stabilization, filtering the final wine aged in the bottle an additional ten months prior to release.

Serving Hints
Serve at room temperature with red meats, lamb, cheeses.

PRODUCER: Valentin Bianchi S.A.
COUNTRY: Argentina
REGION: San Rafael, Mendoza
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
pH: 3.78
ALCOHOL: 13.4%

Press Highlights

2014: 92 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Feb 2017
2014: 91 Pts - James Suckling, June 2017
2012: 89 Pts - Wine Spectator, Nov. 2015
2012: 88 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Feb 2016
2010: 89 Pts - Vinous, Mar. 2013
2009: 90 Pts Wine Advocate, #203, Oct. 2013
2008: 90 Pts Wine Advocate, Oct. 2010
2008: 89 Pts - vinous, Jan. 2011
2006: 90 Pts WineReviewOnline.com, Nov. 2009
2006: 90 Pts Wine News, Aug. 2008
2006: 5 Stars Restaurant Wine Guide, Issues 125 & 126

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