Susana Balbo, Crios, Cabernet Sauvignon, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, AR, 2018

Susana Balbo, Crios, Cabernet Sauvignon, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, AR, 2018 has a deep garnet red appearance in the glass.  Deep aromas of plum, violets, dark cacao and graphite show the serious nature of this Cab. Dark cherry, tart blackberry, toasted oak, and minerals greet the tongue while firm tannins lead to a full mouth feel. A sharp brace of acidity hits mid mouth raised the fruit and leads to a long mouth drying acidity.  The Susana Balbo, Crios, Cabernet Sauvignon leaves no stone unturned in giving the drinker a true Cabernet Sauvignon.

Still in its infancy, the Susana Balbo, Crios, Cabernet Sauvignon should age gracefully due to its well-balanced structure.  Now is the time to stock up and lay down for the next few years, opening a bottle every year to see how it is maturing.  I would also be daring with what to pair with it.  Now that fall is fast approaching and game season is right around the corner, rack of venison with a blackberry sauce would help enhance the mid fruit palate and work with the tannins.  This can be shared with friends, but maybe more appropriate for a romantic candle lit dinner for two.  A nice dark chocolate mousse would be a perfect way to end dinner and the last sips of the wine!

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