2019 Garage Wine Co. 'Renacido Vineyard - Lot 104' Cabernet Sauvignon Maule Valley D.O.

$39.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

Rare bush-head vine Cabernet Sauvignon, shows classic old-world herbal aromas, red-fruit brightness and spice but what's really different is the texture, especially when tasted next to a wine from Maipo, you notice the granite in the palate here, the old-vine complexity and less alcohol-- the difference proper farming makes.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Derek Mossman
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Maule Valley
Vineyard:
Renacido Vineyard
Score Wine Advocate:
96
SKU #:
1049044
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA96

Wine Advocate

The incredibly perfumed 2019 Renacido Vineyard has nothing to do with the Renacidos from the past... Their explanation is as follows: "We started making Cabernet Sauvignon in Maule on the banks of the Perquilauquen River. It was a little heavy-set, perhaps husky, 'large boned.' So we went back to the drawing board and spent two years searching for something more particular, fresher, with finer bones. 2017-2018 came and went without commercial release, and then we found her... southeast of Cauquenes on Coastal Range of mountains facing eastward. Originally País, the Cabernet Sauvignon was grafted onto the 150+-year-old roots 10 years ago (some of the original old-vine Malbec was left without grafting and is in the field-blend)." I don't know how much Malbec we're talking about, but this is floral and aromatic, almost ethereal, with 13.5% alcohol, great freshness, a velvety texture and clean, vibrant and pristine flavors. Their most unusual Cabernet Sauvignon, and a great one! It has distinct wild berry aromas and flavors that I could not nail down but made me swallow the wine. Myrtle, rhubarb, berry and herbal with acidity. 2,992 bottles produced. It was bottled in January 2021. I found this to be spectacular, and I hear the 2021 will be off the charts...