92 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2013
(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
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Great fruit with a lot of earth. Rivals Bordeaux and Napa's finest. A great by at this price.
interesting wine. A tad sweet, but nevertheless enjoyable. Will buy more.
Love her wines. This was a very reasonable price and great drinking. Needs to breathe for over 30 min. Enjoy
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Balbo cab, a pleasant surprise.
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
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 !
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
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
Harsh on the front and no real development going forward through the tasting. Will try another bottle over Holidays and give it another go.
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