2017 Mendoza Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva
2017 Mendoza Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva Jammy berry and currant aromas are lightly spiced and earthy, while this feels full and balanced between creamy richness and racy acidity. Roasted berry and vanilla flavors finish with jagged choppiness along with true Cabernet flavors of mixed spices and berry fruits. Best now through 2023.
Mendoza, Argentina is one of the best places in the world to drink wine and enjoy it with good food and company. The wineries range from small, family owned and cozy, to large production modern architectural masterpieces. What all have in common is a strong sense of heritage and commitment to quality – as well as a warmth unlike anywhere else in the world. Both in the air and in the people.
To meet the most adorable, top quality winemaker, go visit Carmelo Patti in Lujan de Cuyo and see him make amazing Malbecs all on his own. He is said to be a one-man army, making his wines single handedly with all the attention and care of a true master-craftsman. We think it’s his warmth and the humility of his surroundings, despite International acclaim of his wines, that make the experience so special.
While in Lujan, if you want to have amazing Sparkling wine (and who doesn’t?), you can head to Chandon for a multi-course winery lunch and to taste through as many bubbles as your heart desires.
If it’s an architectural masterpiece you’re after, Salentein in the Uco Valley offers great wines, gorgeous architecture and even an art gallery with modern and traditional exhibits that showcase regional and International talent. Their barrel room was designed to be a fabulous location for music concerts, with tremendous acoustics and barrels integrated into the décor.
While in the Uco Valley, you should also visit Clos de los Siete, a project of four Mendoza wineries that use distinctly different methods of French-influenced winemaking, run by Michel Rolland. Marcelo Pelleriti is the famed winemaker for Monteviejo and brings his passion for music and art into the space, with frequent art exhibits and an annual rock concert. Other wineries on the property are Mariflor and DiamAndes.