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Don Rodolfo Cabernet Sauvignon Vina Cornejo Costas High Altitude Vineyards 2012

Bottle Size: 750ml Item #: 90381
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Don Rodolfo Cabernet Sauvignon Vina Cornejo Costas High Altitude Vineyards 2012 750ml

Don Rodolfo Cabernet Sauvignon Vina Cornejo Costas High Altitude Vineyards

Deep ruby red color. Notes of fruit, pepper and spices on the nose, with subtle hints of vanilla and toast from brief aging in French and American oak barrels. Good volume in the mouth, structured, with ripe tannins and an excellent finish.

Soaring to 6,000 feet, Cafayate Valley is one of the world's highest altitude viticultural regions. It lies amid the snow-capped Andes of northwestern Argentina's Salta province, near the border of Bolivia and just below the Tropic of Capricorn. With its high altitude, arid climate, and rocky, sandy soil rich in Andean minerals, Cafayate is one of the world's premier grape-growing regions. Crisp, clean air is pollution free, and with an average annual rainfall of only about seven inches, irrigation is provided by pure, melted snow.

Cafayate Valley enjoys wider temperature ranges than any other part of Argentina, with warm summer days offset by cool nights plunging by as much as 45°F. This extraordinary variance is key to Don Rodolfo wines, preserving acidity, enhancing richness of aroma/flavor, and increasing superior varietal expression.

The Valley enjoys brilliant sunshine an average of 350 days each year. Exposure to intense solar ultraviolet radiation at high altitudes stimulates polyphenol synthesis in grapes, adding great complexity to the wines (as a bonus, polyphenols are believed to be responsible for the enhanced ability of wines made from high-altitude grapes to help prevent heart disease).

trinigal
6/1/14 10:46 AM JOINED 10/25/11
Great Body..needs to age for at least another 6 mths before enjoying...
Sharp with little nose...do not recommend even at this rather low price.
JOHN
7/25/13 9:37 AM JOINED 4/2/07
Have not tasted this wine but I do have the 2012 Pinot Noir from this producer for about $1 more which I think is excellent at that price. Hard for me to believe the Cab is that much worse...

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Don Rodolfo Don Rodolfo Cabernet Sauvignon Vina Cornejo Costas High Altitude Vineyards 2012
BOTTLE SIZE: 750ml
Deep ruby red color. Notes of fruit, pepper and spices on the nose, with subtle hints of vanilla and toast from brief aging in French and American oak barrels. Good volume in the mouth, structured, with ripe tannins and an excellent finish.
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Technical Notes Soaring to 6,000 feet, Cafayate Valley is one of the world's highest altitude viticultural regions. It lies amid the snow-capped Andes of northwestern Argentina's Salta province, near the border of Bolivia and just below the Tropic of Capricorn. With its high altitude, arid climate, and rocky, sandy soil rich in Andean minerals, Cafayate is one of the world's premier grape-growing regions. Crisp, clean air is pollution free, and with an average annual rainfall of only about seven inches, irrigation is provided by pure, melted snow.

Cafayate Valley enjoys wider temperature ranges than any other part of Argentina, with warm summer days offset by cool nights plunging by as much as 45°F. This extraordinary variance is key to Don Rodolfo wines, preserving acidity, enhancing richness of aroma/flavor, and increasing superior varietal expression.

The Valley enjoys brilliant sunshine an average of 350 days each year. Exposure to intense solar ultraviolet radiation at high altitudes stimulates polyphenol synthesis in grapes, adding great complexity to the wines (as a bonus, polyphenols are believed to be responsible for the enhanced ability of wines made from high-altitude grapes to help prevent heart disease).