Perez Cruz Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
The grapes were hand picked during the second week of April, looking for the right tannin and flavor ripeness. The lots were made to reveal unique characteristics of every parcel. The grapes were selected and cleaned in a sorting table. Before introducing into the stainless steel tanks, they were light crushed, then they went through a heat exchanger to have a cold maceration for three to five days. To manage the extraction pumping-over was done carefully to extract soft tannins during the alcoholic fermentation. The total period of maceration was of 24 days. Total barrel ageing: 12 months.The wine is deep burgundy red, with aromas of ripe red berries and spices highlighted by touches of dried fruit and vanilla. It is a very well-structured wine with mature tannins and a smooth finish.
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Estate, from their vineyards in Huelquén in the Maipo Andes zone, is complemented by 5% Carménère and 2% Syrah; these grapes and percentages change with the vintage, but the 'varietal' wines are never pure. It fermented in stainless steel with remontage, and aged in used French and American oak barrels for one year. 2013 was much cooler than 2012, producing higher yields and the wine is fresher, and dare I say it, more fluid and mineral, very balanced. The palate is very tasty, with some herbal notes and very good acidity, very savory and supple. Very good value
In a mixed or straight case: $29.44