Bodega Piedra Negra Gran Lurton Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 | Exclusive 95 Point Cabernet
Profoundly concentrated and terrifically structured. This Bodega Piedra Negra Gran Lurton Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 release is Argentina’s answer to Napa’s richest Cabernets. And an incredible value to boot. First a solid purple core fading to a touch of garnet. Next, sweet, ripe fruit aromas strike first—black currant jelly, overripe blackberry, and blueberry. And followed by notes of mint, mocha, and vanilla, with a touch of pipe tobacco. While full-bodied, with a bold palate full of sweet tannins, black cherry, and chocolate flavors. Yet, with just enough underlying acidity to balance its intensely fruity finish. Drink now-2025.
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95JS | Bodega Piedra Negra Gran Lurton Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is a dense and textured cab with chewy and rich tannins. Full body, hazelnut and clove character with the black currants. While very long and gorgeous. But, needs three or four years to come together.
Uco Valley | World Class Growing Region
So, Argentina’s Uco Valley is now esteemed as world-class winegrowing region by the top critics. Tim Atkin has declared it “the most talked about wine region in Argentina, if not in all South America. The valley captivated the attention of renowned Bordeaux enologist François Lurton. Notably excelling at producing acclaimed reds from warmer wine-growing regions like Spain and Chile. While his search for the ideal Argentine plot ending in the foothills of the Andes. As a result, founding Bodega Piedra Negra. While the soaring altitude (around 3,600 feet) was much higher than that of his homeland. Yet the semi-desert conditions and terroir reminded Lurton of the poor, gravelly, alluvial soil of Pessac-Léognan. Of course, the home of mineral-infused beauties like Château Haut-Brion.
Bodega Piedra Negra
While a pioneer in the region, Lurton’s gambit in the inhospitable heights of Los Chacayes paid off. Soon Bodega Piedra Negra was producing robust, richly textured Cabernets. Wines notably pulling down high scores and earning comparisons to Napa. His dedication to sustainability and vineyard management in a high-altitude desert climate resulting in wines of distinct freshness and rich concentration.
|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Profoundly concentrated and terrifically structured | 95+ Points of Uco Valley’s Greatness|
|Why now?||Exclusive | Amazing Value|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||95 James Suckling|
|What is it?||Uco Valley, Mendoza Argentina Red Wine|
|What’s in it?||Cabernet Sauvignon | ABV 14%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2025|
|Pair with:||Pairs w/Red Meat, Poultry, Hard Cheese|
|Drink with:||Everyone who appreciates a great red wine value|
|Occasion||Weekday Dinners | Get-togethers wine lovers|
|If you want to drink now...||Open & Enjoy|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||6+ Includes Free Shipping | Really a case buy (12+)|