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2010 Vina Alicia Cabernet Sauvignon Paso de Piedra Lujan de Cuyo
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90 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2013

Bright red-ruby.  Musky aromas of redcurrant, chocolate, herbs and smoky oak.  Smooth, sweet and fine-grained, with a distinctly tactile quality to the currant and spice flavors.  Finishes with an impression of solid extract and sneaky length, the big, dusty tannins reaching the front teeth.  An excellent value.

90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Better with air.......
03/30/2013
by Johnson13027091
I agree with a fellow reviewer after a second bottle......an hour or two with the bottle open or in my glass and the profile more closely resembles a Napa cab, however when getting home late from work and craving a glass of red, it's hard to let it sit and develop. Sometimes you just have to drink a glass right upon opening. Either way this is a very nice cab. You will not be disappointed.
UPDATE: 3rd bottle. Air it out: Yummy and almost got 5 stars.
02/07/2013
by Kloman13878875
Started out as originally reviewed. Left this off the nitrogen in the cellar. Next day poured a glass and it was slightly better. Went out to play with the kid. Came in an hour later. Better. Poured a full glass(in my Eisch breathable wine glass) and left it for a couple more hours. Now it has had about four hours of air and been opened(but corked and temp controlled) overnight. this is now closing in on 5 stars....most excellent. Would suggest maybe a couple more years laying down but it was so good it will probably just get a lot of air and go much more quickly. Give it 3 to 5 hours of air and you will be glad for the patience.
A very nice wine.....
02/06/2013
by Johnson13027091
I don't know what I was expecting, perhaps since it was compared favorably to Napa's Cabs, I was expecting a similar taste profile in my head. It is a very good wine, but not the classic California Cab. It has it's own bouquet, it's own flavors. I detected more pine or cedar pitch but not heavy like with some of the petrified forest cabs between Sonoma Valey and Napa Valley. Fruit is not bold, rather subdued and the tannins are just right in the middle. A very good wine, just a different profile.

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Until the early 1990s, Argentina's wine industry was focused inward, as the local market's thirst was sufficient to absorb the huge quantities of everyday drinking wine produced there. But with per-capita consumption in the domestic market in sharp decline since the mid-1970s, Argentina's wine producers realized that they had to look to export markets to remain in business, and winemaking in Argentina began its transformation.


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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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