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Crios de Susana Balbo Cabernet Argentina 2010

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Intense, dark ruby color with enticing aromas of ripe, black plums and black currants. The richly textured plum and currant flavors are joined by accents of dark chocolate and some vanilla-scented oak. The ripe, vibrant tannins give the wine beautiful structure and an amazingly long finish. This is a big wine for just a little money. Drink it now or over the next few years to enjoy the fruit flavors at their best. It will pair well with traditional Cabernet-friendly foods like grilled or roasted meats.

Region: Argentina

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Dominio del Plata:
Dominio del Plata is a family-owned and run project of Susana Balbo (Enologist) and Pedro Marchevsky (Viticulturist). The core philosophies that they share, and that figure prominently in the production of their wines, are the following: Precision Viticulture This is a grape-growing philosophy that demands attention to detail, however small. The planting of the vineyards, varietal selections... Read more
Dominio del Plata is a family-owned and run project of Susana Balbo (Enologist) and Pedro Marchevsky (Viticulturist). The core philosophies that they share, and that figure prominently in the production of their wines, are the following: Precision Viticulture This is a grape-growing philosophy that demands attention to detail, however small. The planting of the vineyards, varietal selections, vineyard management systems, water management, canopy conduction, sanitary precautions and harvesting decision are all managed personally by Pedro and Susana in order to achieve the highest quality standards. Sustainable Agriculture The entire project is specially designed and implemented in a way that doesn’t harm the natural resources, preserves the environment, functions according to social requirements, and at the same time maintains productivity in order to remain economically competitive. Superior Winemaking Skills Our winemaking skills and professional knowledge have been developed over more than two decades through intensive and prolonged education and research. From this accumulated knowledge, we have designed and constructed a winery that employs state-of-the-art enological technology for the processing of grapes and therefore the production of high-quality wine. Love and Passion Knowledge and experience are not the only keys to successful winemaking. Every step of top-quality wine production demands a love and a passion for the winemaking process in order to obtain a successful result. The dedication and diligence of our entire family working in the vineyard, in the winery and for the marketing of the wines gives the company its unique character. The constant search for perfection and the appreciation for fine wine, as well as our relationships with the people that contribute to the success of the winery, is physically embodied in the beauty of the Dominio del Plata Winery. Read less

Member Reviews for Crios de Susana Balbo Cabernet Argentina

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Snooth User: Gingerossa
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Vintage: 2007 07/04/2010

One of those wine club shipments that turned out to be quite a nice suprise - lots of lovely dark fruit and smooth tannins. I'd buy again.


External Reviews for Crios de Susana Balbo Cabernet Argentina

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Vintage: 2007 07/11/2011

Susana Balbo is very high on Mendoza's 2009 vintage, calling it a "fantastic year." The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon spent 5 months in seasoned French and American oak. It is purple-colored with a classy nose of cigar box, cassis, black currant, and violets. Medium-to full bodied, it has excellent depth, savory flavors, ripe tannin for balance, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. It will evolve for 1-2 years but can be enjoyed now and over the next 4-5 years.


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Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

A very friendly, forward style, with slightly jammy raspberry and plum flavors laced with a toasted vanilla notes.


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Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Dark in color, with aromas of coconut, leather, chocolate malt balls and generic black fruit. The wine is tannic and a little bit grating but generally in balance, with bold cassis, cherry and blackberry flavors. Not complex and seemingly made more for the everyday wine drinker than the collector.


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Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Good deep red. Black cherry, blackberry, licorice, pepper and graphite on the nose. Good lift and intensity to the black fruit flavors; I find this more precise and lively than the 2007 bottling. Finishes with firm but ripe tannins that showed a slight dryness with air.


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Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Very good deep red. Plum, dark berries and smoked meat on the nose. Rich, fat and sweet, with modest complexity to its plum and mocha flavors. Finishes with broad, building tannins and good length. A bit half-hearted in its projection of varietal character, but this is sweeter and fresher than the 2005 version of Crios cabernet.


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Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Ripe and polished, with good cherry and currant fruit backed by sweet spice and toast notes. There's a nice hint of briar on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Bright red-ruby. Black raspberry, musky espresso and bitter chocolate. A step up in intensity and grip from the bonarda-syrah blend, but in a distinctly structured style, even a bit tough for a young cabernet in this price range. With its solid tannic spine and finishing spice, this is not at all a tutti-frutti style of cabernet.


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Intense, dark ruby color with enticing aromas of ripe, black plums and black currants. The richly textured plum and currant flavors are joined by accents of dark chocolate and some vanilla-scented oak. The ripe, vibrant tannins give the wine beautiful structure and an amazingly long finish. This is a big wine for just a little money. Drink it now or over the next few years to enjoy the fruit flavors at their best. It will pair well with traditional Cabernet-friendly foods like grilled or roasted meats.

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