(aged in 80% new French oak): Good saturated ruby-red. Aromas of blueberry, blackberry, violet, leather and herbs. Sappy, juicy and attractively sweet, with rather claret-like flavors of dark berries, herbs and spices. Nicely combines an Old World silkiness of texture with the ripeness of Mendoza cabernet. The long, rising finish features very smooth tannins. Classy juice, and long on personality.
Rivals Napa's Best
By De La GarzA12670278, October 23, 2013
Great fruit with a lot of earth. Rivals Bordeaux and Napa's finest. A great by at this price.
By rojo131113, October 09, 2013
interesting wine. A tad sweet, but nevertheless enjoyable. Will buy more.
By Lambert13605473, January 28, 2014
Love her wines. This was a very reasonable price and great drinking. Needs to breathe for over 30 min. Enjoy
Balbo cab, a pleasant surprise.
By Johnson13027091, May 26, 2013
A nice clean cab, not overly powerful, not overly layered yet enough density of flavor to not be considered "light". This is the first bottle of the case. It is very drinkable now but seems just a bit young. Perhaps another year will do it even more justice...I'm gonna have to space out those last 11 bottles!
Lighter, smooth, drinkable as soon as poured
By PinotBlanc351539, April 14, 2013
Lighter in weight than the napa cabs, but smooth and fruity. After 30 minutes, very drinkable. Not a sipper--could get in trouble drinking so easily! ;-)
Go Susana !
By Semillon380212, April 10, 2013
She has broken a model and started with a new! Very classy , juicy, bold and a very smooth finish.
Needs to sit a few more years
By Semillon386000, November 29, 2013
The wine did not hold up to my expectations. I'm hoping it needs to sit a few more years before opening another bottle
Maybe needs to cellar longer
By Platt13922371, December 14, 2013
Harsh on the front and no real development going forward through the tasting. Will try another bottle over Holidays and give it another go.
Average rating: 3.92(214 ratings)