11 Feb 2009 2005 Benegas Lynch, Libertad Vineyards, Cabernet Franc, Mendoza
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The wine is priced at 140 pesos at the winery.  The  100+ year old vines are located by the Mendoza River on estate vineyards.

Appearance: clear, deep ruby with slight brick core -> ruby rim

Nose: medium intensity with aromas of floral, sweet floral, orange blossom, red cherry, kirsch

Palate: high acidity; medium- fine grained tannins; medium+ length, medium- body; pronounced intensity; flavors of cherry(red and black), orange blossom, hint of marmalade, violets; medium alcohol.

Quality: Excellent; drink well now but could hold for 5 to 7 years.  The orange blossom and hint of marmalade is reminiscent of a Rutherglen Muscat which is very surprising but gives a hint of sweetness that surprisely combines very well with the other aromas and flavors.  

Jen and I purchased of bottle of this to have that evening with dinner.  The wine was tremendous!  I wish we had sent some home.

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