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2011 Susana Balbo Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Mendoza
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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.

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Excellent Cab!
04/28/2014
by pope14001729
While I might let this one sit in my cellar a little longer, it will be hard to do that, as it's already such an excellent wine. Delicious and can I say, unique? I love this wine.
Decant! Decant! Decant!
04/11/2014
by Semillon551234
This wine is wonderful given about an hour in the decanter. I have to say for the price point it has blown me away.
Susana Balbo cab
03/14/2014
by Pinotage389992
This is a terrific Argentina cab, despite young age. Very smooth

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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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