Altocedro Año Cero Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Wine AdvocateProduced with grapes from a higher altitude and a cooler climate in the district of La Consulta, the 2017 Año Cero Cabernet Sauvignon fermented in concrete and was partially aged in French barriques (one-third of the wine only) for ten months. The Año Cero range is harvested early, something that's easier to do with Tempranillo, but it's not so easy with the Cabernet Sauvignon. There's little old Cabernet in this cooler zone of Mendoza, something that is changing because of climate change. So, there is no varietal Cabernet Sauvignon in the upper ranges, and this is the only one bottling they do. It's a bright ruby color and has a clean, spicy and peppery nose, with good ripeness and impressive balance on the palate. This Año Cero range really impressed me. 27,000 bottles produced.
Wine EnthusiastSmacking tomato and berry aromas are a touch hot and minty. On the palate, this loud Cabernet is grapy, grabby and tannic. A full package of dark-berry flavors is led by tough residual tannins across a drying finish.
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