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Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015. Antonio Mas

Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015. Antonio Mas

Item #: L0118R2IA
Vintage: 2015
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon (Single Vineyard)
Vineyard/Appellation: Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Color: Dark Purple
Nose: Plum, Earth
Palate: Very Large, Black Cherry
Finish: Elongated Cranberry
Rating: 97
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2025/Red Meat/Alcohol: 14.3%

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Antonio Mas is one of the legends of the Argentina wine scene. For almost 20 years, he led the first chateau-styled winery in Mendoza. Then in 2011, he and his sons decided it was time for them to make wine under the family name, and Antonio Mas Wines were born.

He had already planted his own vineyards and now he was ready to make his own wines. His vineyards are in a prime spot of the Uco Valley in the heart of Mendoza, Argentina's finest growing area.

The vineyards are almost a mile above sea level, where the climate is cool and the sun's rays are bright. The mountainous soil is perfect for Cabernet Sauvignon and the runoff from the Andes Mountain range assures that there is always enough water. Mas employs a very precise drip irrigation system, which allows the exact amount of moisture needed to nourish the grapes, but not too much to dull the vibrant flavors.

His wines take no prisoners. Exciting and explosive flavors are his trademark. This region pretty much dictates that the wines are going to be larger than the norm.

Our Cabernet selection is a perfect example. The nose is slightly subdued, but with a little aeration delivers wave upon wave of scents from black cherry to earth and beyond. The flavors echo the nose and add layers of dark chocolate, cranberry, pomegranate and mint. This is nothing short of a great wine.

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