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Tapiz Alta Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Uco Valley, Menzoda, Argentina 2015

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PRODUCT OVERVIEW/REVIEWS:
Patricia Ortiz, proprietor of Tapiz Winery, has played a substantial role in making Argentina a major player on the world wine stage. She has championed sustainable farming practices and a non-interventionist approach to winemaking that showcase the various terroirs in Mendoza.
Tapiz is one of the most renowned and awarded wineries in Argentina. All of the Tapiz fruit comes from the winery's famed San Pablo vineyard in the
Tupungato sub-appellation of Mendoza's Uco Valley. San Pablo is one of the highest altitude vineyards in Mendoza (4,600 feet above sea level). This extreme altitude provides for warm days which impart concentration to the grapes and cold nights which bring forth natural acidity. The state-of-the-art winery is located in the vineyard. Winemaker Fabian Valenzuela was joined by Jean Claude Berrouet in 2012, who previously presided over 44 vintages at Bordeaux's renowned Petrus Estate. Together, they work to create a beautiful tapestry of lush fruit, terroir, and oak in each and every one of their distinctive cuvées.*

The 2015 Tapiz Alta Collection Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with 5% Merlot and is sourced from vines with an average age of 12 years. The vineyard is sustainably farmed and the grapes were hand-harvested. Stainless steel fermented and lees aged, the wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation and spent 10 months in a combination of new and seasoned French and American oak. It is powerful yet graceful, with a medium-to-full body and prominent notes of black raspberry on the nose and palate. Gorgeous, terroir-driven accents of sagebrush and wet stone add depth and dimension. The judicious use of oak allows the fruit characters to really shine. 

93 points, James Suckling:
"This is a fantastic wine for the vintage with a clarity and brightness on the nose and palate. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a delicious finish." (4/2018)

90 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The classical 2015 Alta Collection Cabernet Sauvignon was produced with grapes from their estate vineyards in San Pablo. The grapes fermented in stainless steel with selected yeasts after a cold soak. The wine matured in new and second use French and American oak barrels for 10 months. It's a textbook Uco, cold-climate Cabernet, with berry, herbal and spice aromas in good harmony. The palate is balanced and the tannins fine-grained, true to the variety. Very tasty. Drink through 2022." (6/2018)

PRODUCT DETAILS:
Producer Name: Tapiz
Old/New World: New World
Country of Origin:  Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Sub-Region: Uco Valley
Appellation: Tupungato
Village/Vineyard/Climat: San Pablo
Grape Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2015
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Fuller Body Red
Winemaker: Fabian Valenzuela & Jean Claude Berrouet
ABV: 14.2%
Pack/Size: 12/750 ml
Container Type: Dark Green Glass Bordeaux Bottle
Closure Style: Natural Cork


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