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WINE REVIEW
Vinous
Riglos
92
"Inviting bright, dark red color. Aromas of redcurrant, blueberry and menthol are complemented but not overwhelmed by sweet, sexy French oak, with the classic floral character of the variety providing lift. Supple, smooth and moderately sweet, this very fresh yet creamy midweight offers slightly medicinal kirsch and menthol flavors. Finishes classically dry and subtly long, with apparent but very fine-grained tannins. It's easy to see Cabernet Franc's appeal in Mendoza as a blending grape but this wine has the personality, energy and light touch to stand on its own. And there's plenty of sweetness to buffer the light herbal element. Finishes with perfectly integrated tannins and excellent subtle length. This was a sentimental favorite in my tastings this year and a lovely example of Cabernet Franc that's not unrelievedly dark or backward."
–Jul-17