SOLD OUT! The Altosur Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the best values of the grape being produced currently.
I have followed the progress at Finca Sophenia since the wines were first brought into the US in 2005. I could taste in those early vintages that the wines were well made and fairly priced, but I knew they would only get better. Today, their wines are better than ever. Taste this one, and you'll know what I'm talking about!
2013 Finca Sophenia Altosur Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points Wine Spectator, 89 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Founded in 1997 by industry veteran Roberto Luka, Finca Sophenia got started the right way. When I say the “right way,” it means he started his winery with plenty of money in the bank. He and his team planted their vineyards on prime real estate in the high altitude Tupungato region with select French clones. Furthermore, Roberto installed a state of the art winemaking facility, and he hired famed Bordeaux consultant Michel Rolland to coach his winemaking team. All of this careful planning and investment has helped propel the winery to greatness
Wine Spectator rated the 2013 Altosur Cab at 90 points and said it was “a juicy and lush red, with a bright savory note to the red currant, raspberry, and black licorice flavors. Complex and briary accents linger on the supple and creamy finish. Drink now through 2018.”
In addition to the great press from The Wine Spectator, The Wine Advocate rated the wine 89 points and said “it shows character and has something to say.” This is no “fluke rating,” and this is no simple wine. It drinks as well as or better than many wines that cost $20+! Add to that the fact that you can drink the wine now and/or over the next 3 to 4 years……..this is a total no brainer.
It would be a great deal at $13/bottle (Wine Spectator’s suggested retail), but at less than $10/bottle, this is an insane value. It is a wine to buy by the case and to drink and enjoy whenever you feel like it. Need a great “Tuesday Night Wine” or an impressive but affordable wine to keep a large crowd happy? This is the one.
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