Lake City, WA 13.5% alc. (Purchased on 8/9/14)
Las Barrancas Vineyard
Beautiful dark Bing cherry, ruby color. Wonderfully aromatic nose of dark plum, cedar and mint. In the mouth, it’s smooth and rich in texture with a certain chewiness from firm, but accsessible tannins. It’s loaded with sweet, dark fruits, cassis and cherry flavors with more mint in the background. It’s very well balanced in terms of fruit, tannin and acidity and the oak is perfectly integrated. Long, flavorful finish. It leans more toward what some might call the fruit bomb side of the spectrum, as it shows little in the way of minerality, austerity or the herbaceousness often found in southern hemisphere reds. But I really like it! One of the best Argentinian reds I’ve had. A real steal at five bucks.