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11 Feb 2009 2005 Cavas de Crianza, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza
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The wine is priced at 30 Argentinian Pesos or $10 USD.

Appearance: deep ruby core -> ruby rim

Nose: Medium+ Intensity, clean ; aromas: black currant, very slight herbaceousness, red fruits, dark fruits, baking spices

Palate: high acidity; medium+ soft and round tannins; medium alcohol; medium+ concentration; long length; flavors: red cherry, cedar, oak, fruit tiannins, currant (red & black); slight dip in the mid-palate but overall complex and layered.

Quality: Good due to concentration, flavor and aroma intensity, overall balance.

Note: After 30 minutes, dried black currant became much more noticable, so the wine is probably getting near it’s peak (within a year or two).

11 Feb 2009 2005 Cavas De Crianza, Merlot, Clos De Chacras
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Appearance: medium ruby with purple hue core -> slightly brickish rim

Nose: medium+ intensity, clean -> red fruits (cherry, cranberry), slight cola, red currant, black cherry, pencil shaving, black olive

Palate: medium acidity; medium slightly drying tannins, medium alcohol (14.7%); flavors – cedar, oak, red cherry, cranberry; medium- finish.

Quality: overall good quality — the slightly drying tannins were distracting.

The wine costs 24 Argentinian Pesos or $8 USD.  As the wine opened up with time, I started to pick up notes of black walnut.  The wine was very good for the price point.