We’re very excited about this brand-new Cabernet discovery – and once you uncork it and taste for yourself, you’ll see why. It’s from the acclaimed Bodegas El Esteco and their limited-edition Serie Fincas Notables label. And it’s turning heads in a major way at top international competitions. Judges rated it a “serious Cabernet” in the top 1% of wines at last year’s Decanter World Wine Awards:
“A serious Cabernet Sauvignon that’s impressive for the region, with an austere yet bright character. Peppery and herbal hints lead to a solid core of red fruits with notes of earth, pencil lead, sour cherry, cassis and cigar box. Elegant and tender, with fine tannins and touches of menthol and smoke.
The grapes were harvested by hand in the cool of the early morning from Finca La Urquiza, a vineyard that was planted back in 1960. After a careful hand-sorting of the grapes, the wine was lavished with 15 months in new French oak barrels. This is exactly the kind of small-batch rarity we love to unearth for our customers – and with only 537 cases produced, there’s only a small bit to go around. Don’t delay your orders!