Vineyard: Bonarda comes from Rivadavia and the Malbec from the Tikal Vineyard in Vista Flores and some from Altamira as well.
Orientation: Average vineyard altitude is 2840 feet
Viticulture: Hand Harvested
Vinification: no fining and no filtering.
Aging: 70% in French oak of which 40% is new, and 30% in 2nd use American oak.
Bright medium ruby. High-pitched aromas of blackberry, cassis and violet, complemented by sexy oak tones of smoke and spices. Plush and velvety, conveying lovely sweetness and lift to its flavors of dark berries and spices; a bit more jammy and open-knit than the saltier Natural blend. This fine-grained, concentrated wine, reportedly Argentina's most successful $20 red blend in the U.S., finishes with suave, firm tannins and very good length.
Publication: Other Press
Rating: 92 (Suckling)
A rich and dense red with lots of blueberry and blackberry aromas and flavors. Full body, velvety tannins and a fresh finish. Chewy texture. Cool blend of 60% malbec and 40% bonarda. Drink or hold.