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Argentina, Agrelo - Mendoza

Casarena

Casarena Sinco 2014

92 pts Wine & Spirits Magazine January 2016 - Delicious array of fresh red fruit and since notes, like pepper and cinnamon.

Tasting Notes

Intense, dark violet colors. The nose presents vivd aromas of sweet spices and ripe dark fruits, with notes of mint and eucalyptus. Combined with raspberry and red fruits. The palate is bold and complex. Full-bodied with a long finish.


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

92 pts (Best Buy) Wine & Spirits Magazine January 2016 Owned by two New Yorkers in love with Mendoza, Casarena is based in two classical regions: Agrelo and Perdriel. winemaker Bernardo Bossi Blends Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec in a wine that shows a delicious array of fresh red fruit and since notes, like pepper and cinnamon. It's gentle enough to drink now with a fatty fish like sea bass, yet structured enough to cellar another five years.

91 pts James Suckling
Very attractive core of ripe fruit with spice, berry and light cooked fruit too. Some mushroom also. Full body, powerful and long finish. Drink or hold.

90 pts Stephen Tanzer’s IWC - (a 60/40 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec; a selection of barrels made by the winemaker): Bright dark red. Subtly complex aromas and flavors of blackberry, cassis, licorice, violet, mint and dark chocolate. Sweet, suave and fine-grained, offering a seamless integration of the two varieties. Impeccably balanced wine with even tannins and sneaky length. Coffee and herbal notes add complexity without overwhelming the wine’s fruit. An outstanding value.

88 pts Robert Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate Aug 2015 (Luis Gutierrez)
The 2014 Sinco is a new, entry-level blend. The idea was to have up to the five varieties from Bordeaux, and cinco means five, but the spelling “sinco” is incorrect, though it mimics the Argentinian accent. This first vintage is only a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec that seems to add a little complexity to the separate varietals, since the winemaker has to work more with the blend than the separate wines. It smells like a very serious wine. It has a rich nose of plums, cherries and violet touches with a spicy hint and good purity, especially at this price level. The palate is medium-bodied and reveals fine-grained tannins and pungent flavors. Very pleasant.



Winemaker Notes

There are many mathematical and mystical theories about the significance of the number 5. Here at Casarena we are reminded that the great wines of the world have always incorporated the fastidious blending of as many as five different grape varietals. We wanted our signature wine to be a representative blend of the five red grapes, all of which we have been planted on our property. Call it “calculated”. Call it “mysterious”. We are convinced that it’s “magical”.



Chemical Analysis

Price

SKU

Varietal

Alcohol %: 14.5

$12.99

11824

Red Blend


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