You can thank El Nino, at least in part, for this cool-weather Cabernet Sauvignon. Born from 30-year-old vines in a classical zone of Lujan de Cuyo, this is a serious, harmonious expression of the varietal. Perfectly ripe, the mouthfeel is rich with layers of cassis and ripe red fruit, lightly spiced with black pepper, clove and tobacco. As Robert Parker says, “This overdelivers.”
Some of the Appellation wines were produced before the whole range was created, as is the case with the classical 2016 Appellation Agrelo Cabernet Sauvignon, from a classical zone in Luján de Cuyo. It was produced with grapes from 30-year-old vines at 950 meters in altitude from a cool El Niño year. It fermented after a three-day cold soak and matured in French and American oak barrels for one year. This is one of the few places where you find old-vine Cabernet Sauvignon, a classical place for the grape. It's serious, harmonious and very varietal, without green or overripe aromas. It has a great palate with very fine tannins, elegant yet powerful. This overdelivers.