Welcome to Patagonia, Argentina's extreme southern frontier. Down here, dry sunny days, cool nights and icy-cold Antarctic winds produce uniquely tight clusters of tiny, thick-skinned Cabernet grapes – and reds of serious color and flavor.
The acclaimed Schroeder family have braved the elements in Patagonia since 1927 – and their quality-obsessed approach has clearly paid off. Among their many accolades are regular gold medals (including two at the 2013 Argentina Wine Awards). They also win 90-plus scores from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, which said a previous vintage of their Cabernet was “reminiscent of top-quality Bordeaux.”
Their flavor-packed 2014 Cabernet certainly lives up to the hype. Look forward to complex aromas of smoky black currant with notes of graphite, then smooth and intense flavors of cassis and black cherry (plus hints of nutmeg and fresh mint) on the palate.
This is a serious Cabernet value – and the perfect partner for a juicy steak.