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Crios Cabernet 2008

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Intense, dark ruby color with enticing aromas of ripe, black plums and black currants. The richly textured plum and currant flavors are joined by accents of dark chocolate and some vanilla-scented oak. The ripe, vibrant tannins give the wine beautiful structure and an amazingly long finish. This is a big wine for just a little money. Drink it now or over the next few years to enjoy the fruit flavors at their best. It will pair well with traditional Cabernet-friendly foods like grilled or roasted meats.

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Dominio del Plata is a family-owned and run project of Susana Balbo (Enologist) and Pedro Marchevsky (Viticulturist). The core philosophies that they share, and that figure prominently in the production of their wines, are the following: Precision Viticulture This is a grape-growing philosophy that demands attention to detail, however small. The planting of the vineyards, varietal selections... Read more
Dominio del Plata is a family-owned and run project of Susana Balbo (Enologist) and Pedro Marchevsky (Viticulturist). The core philosophies that they share, and that figure prominently in the production of their wines, are the following: Precision Viticulture This is a grape-growing philosophy that demands attention to detail, however small. The planting of the vineyards, varietal selections, vineyard management systems, water management, canopy conduction, sanitary precautions and harvesting decision are all managed personally by Pedro and Susana in order to achieve the highest quality standards. Sustainable Agriculture The entire project is specially designed and implemented in a way that doesn’t harm the natural resources, preserves the environment, functions according to social requirements, and at the same time maintains productivity in order to remain economically competitive. Superior Winemaking Skills Our winemaking skills and professional knowledge have been developed over more than two decades through intensive and prolonged education and research. From this accumulated knowledge, we have designed and constructed a winery that employs state-of-the-art enological technology for the processing of grapes and therefore the production of high-quality wine. Love and Passion Knowledge and experience are not the only keys to successful winemaking. Every step of top-quality wine production demands a love and a passion for the winemaking process in order to obtain a successful result. The dedication and diligence of our entire family working in the vineyard, in the winery and for the marketing of the wines gives the company its unique character. The constant search for perfection and the appreciation for fine wine, as well as our relationships with the people that contribute to the success of the winery, is physically embodied in the beauty of the Dominio del Plata Winery. Read less
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Member Reviews for Crios Cabernet

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Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
3.00 5
12/20/2009

Aromas of black fruit and coconut. Dark color and medium bodied. Tastes of cherry and blackberry and not overly complex. Decent wine to have around.


Snooth User: enotheque
458981,165
3.50 5
02/06/2010

Beautiful black fruit and solid structure in this unfiltered, high-altitude grown Mendoza Cabernet. The time maturing in French and American oaks served to contribute some spice and low volume (thank goodness) hints of vanilla. Sophisticated, textbook, highly un-New Worldly style of Cabernet. Susana crafts these young wines consistently well, so I highly recommend any of the Crios wines that you can find, with my favorites being the Torrontes, Syrah-Bonarda and this one.


Snooth User: ArthurYork
352105121
2.50 5
01/27/2010

Deep purplish color with chocolaty aroma and strong grape / dark fruit notes. I tasted this alongside two (slightly higher priced) Napa cabernets, and the difference in quality was overwhelming. This had a much heavier body and the finish was swift, aggressive and tannic in comparison. However, it did open up a bit after about 15 minutes in the glass, and the finish became smoother. Probably won't buy again.


External Reviews for Crios Cabernet

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Bright red-ruby. Black raspberry, musky espresso and bitter chocolate. A step up in intensity and grip from the bonarda-syrah blend, but in a distinctly structured style, even a bit tough for a young cabernet in this price range. With its solid tannic spine and finishing spice, this is not at all a tutti-frutti style of cabernet.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Very good deep red. Plum, dark berries and smoked meat on the nose. Rich, fat and sweet, with modest complexity to its plum and mocha flavors. Finishes with broad, building tannins and good length. A bit half-hearted in its projection of varietal character, but this is sweeter and fresher than the 2005 version of Crios cabernet.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A very friendly, forward style, with slightly jammy raspberry and plum flavors laced with a toasted vanilla notes.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Good deep red. Black cherry, blackberry, licorice, pepper and graphite on the nose. Good lift and intensity to the black fruit flavors; I find this more precise and lively than the 2007 bottling. Finishes with firm but ripe tannins that showed a slight dryness with air.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep crimson colored, it has an excellent bouquet of cedar, spice box, cassis, and black currants. This leads to a medium-bodied wine with a smooth texture, intense dark fruit flavors, and excellent depth. There is enough silky tannin to support 2ndash;3 years of bottle age although it can be enjoyed now. Although Susana Balbosrsquo;s Crios offerings are the declassified lots from her more expensive ldquo;signaturerdquo; wines, they need make no apologies. They rank among the best values from my Argentina wine tastings.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Ripe and polished, with good cherry and currant fruit backed by sweet spice and toast notes. Therersquo;s a nice hint of briar on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Bright red-ruby. Aromas and flavors of ripe currant, leather, smoke, bakerrsquo;s chocolate and dried herbs. Smooth, lush and ripe; a satisfying, seamless cabernet with fine-grained dusty tannins and nice length. This punches above its weight class.


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Intense, dark ruby color with enticing aromas of ripe, black plums and black currants. The richly textured plum and currant flavors are joined by accents of dark chocolate and some vanilla-scented oak. The ripe, vibrant tannins give the wine beautiful structure and an amazingly long finish. This is a big wine for just a little money. Drink it now or over the next few years to enjoy the fruit flavors at their best. It will pair well with traditional Cabernet-friendly foods like grilled or roasted meats.

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