Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 - 89 Points, Wine Spectator/ This is firm and juicy, with good density and structure to the dark plum and dark che... Read more
In the remote upper reaches of Argentina’s Uco Valley on the eastern slopes of the Andes, Bodegas Salentein produces a remarkable collection of win... Read more
Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 - 90 points, Wine Enthusiast/ There’s a nice herbal streak to the cassis and bramble berry core of this wine. A fu... Read more
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Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 - 89 Points, Wine Spectator/ This is firm and juicy, with good density and structure to the dark plum and dark cherry flavors. A lively mix of mint, chocolate and lavender fills the finish. Kosher.
In the remote upper reaches of Argentina’s Uco Valley on the eastern slopes of the Andes, Bodegas Salentein produces a remarkable collection of wines from vineyards planted at some of the highest elevations on the planet. From this lofty outpost, 65 miles south of the bustling city of Mendoza, Argentina’s winemaking capital, Bodegas Salentein (Sah-len-tyne) has forged an international reputation for its fine wines. Each year, growing numbers of curious wine lovers are drawn to this spectacular location, intent on discovering and experiencing the beauty and ethos of Bodegas Salentein for themselves. Bodegas Salentein is a wine destination like no other. Established in the late 1990s, Salentein is a privately-owned estate of almost 5,000 acres, of which 1,124 acres are planted to vine. The property includes a world-class winery and cellars, a 125-acre nature preserve, the showpiece Killka Center for Culture and the Arts, a nearby lodge (the Posada Salentein, offering an elegant and relaxed retreat into nature), and the landmark Chapel of Gratitude, a non-denominational chapel of ascetic loveliness, built using ancient local stonework techniques. Production Area Valle de Uco, Mendoza - Argentina The grapes grow on alluvial, stony soils in the high elevation vineyards of the El Oasis estate (3,609 feet above sea level). The handling of the canopy is based on a perfect balance of shade and sunlight, allowing each grape to reach optimum ripeness. Grape Varieties 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Vinification 100% of the grapes are hand-harvested and hand-selected before undergoing a gentle de-stemming. Grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks over 12 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels. The wine ages for 12 months in 90% French and 10% American oak. Color Deep ruby. Bouquet Scents of cassis, blackcurrant and peppermint combine with delicate notes of vanilla. Taste A structured wine with lovely flavors of black fruits, sweet red berries, grilled red pepper, a hint of spice and a long, velvety finish. Alcohol 14% Serving Suggestions An ideal match for beef, grilled meats, hard cheeses, hearty stews and pasta dishes.
Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 - 90 points, Wine Enthusiast/ There’s a nice herbal streak to the cassis and bramble berry core of this wine. A full, robust structure and firm tannins frame the weighty dark-fruit flavors, while accents of tobacco and leather unfold on the long, evolving finish.
Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 - 90 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Fragrances of wild berries, bramble and honeysuckle pave the way for flavors of cherry cola, toffee and tangerine zest. This is soft and round in the mouth, with tannins that are almost imperceptible at first yet last through the finish, hand-in-hand with remarkably bright acidity.
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 - 89 points, Wine Advocate/ The 2009 CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE was aged for 12 months in 60% new French oak. Like its sibling reviewed this issue, the Merlot Reserve, this is a pretty consistent wine from Recanati that always offers some value, if rarely providing much upside. In 2009, Recanati seems to have produced some of its best reserves, though, with better structure and a little more intensity. For mid-term drinking, this is beautifully balanced and well focused, with reasonable mid-palate depth for its level and surprising grip on the finish. It evolves beautifully with some air, becoming more sensual in texture with well integrated tannins. It is much better after an hour than it was on opening.
Located in Israel’s Hefer Valley, the Recanati Winery is a showcase winemaking facility, equipped with the most innovative technology available today. Owned by Lenny Recanati, a native of Israel with ancestral roots stretching back to Italy, the winery is the fruit of Lenny’s life-long dream to produce truly world-class wines. Chief winemaker is Gil Shatsberg, a graduate of the U.C. Davis wine program. Formerly a winemaker at Israel’s Amphorae and Carmel wineries, Gil brings to Recanati proven expertise in his field, allied to a devotion to artistry and craftsmanship in winemaking. Recanati wines are certified kosher . Production Area Grapes for this Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon are grown high in the slopes of Northern Galilee, where the rocky, porous soil and a cool sea breeze nurture this noble varietal. Grape Varieties 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot. Vinification Grapes are harvested by hand from late September through mid-October. Immediately following the crush, the must is chilled to 60°F en route to the fermentation vats. The crushed grapes then cold macerate for three days to cultivate their complex taste and singular fragrance. After three weeks of fermentation, the wine is transferred to small French oak barrels where it is left to age for 17 months. Color Vibrant violet. Bouquet Complex aromas of ripe black fruits suffused with nuances of truffle, cigar and toasted walnut. Taste Approachable and delicious now, this full-bodied red will age gracefully over the next decade. Serving Suggestions Savor with rich stews, red meats and hearty pasta dishes. Also superb with hard, aged cheeses. For maximum enjoyment, decant for one hour prior to drinking and serve at cool room temperature.
Kosher, for Everyone/ Grapey, but with some depth, too, which makes it interesting and complex. Soulful and classy.
Dietary Information: Kosher
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