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2008 Terrazas de los Andes Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Mendoza
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About Terrazas de los Andes

In the 1950s, Moet realized that the global demand for sparkling wines was outpacing their production capabilities. They began searching for ideal vineyard locations outside of France. They ended up settling on Mendoza, founding Bodegas Chandon, known for its fruity sparkling wines.

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2008 Terrazas de los Andes Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Mendoza

Producer: Terrazas de los Andes
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: Argentina
Region: Argentina

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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2012

Medium red-ruby.  Cassis, black cherry, menthol and chocolatey oak on the nose.  Good texture and density, and a restrained sweetness, to the intense flavors of dark berries and spices.  Finishes with serious, dusty tannins and good lingering fruit.  This wine should drink well for at least the next five or six years.

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About Argentina

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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