Sunday, July 13, 2008

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2006 Crios de Susana Balbo Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep crimson colored, it has an excellent bouquet of cedar, spice box, cassis, and black currants. This leads to a medium-bodied wine with a smooth texture, intense dark fruit flavors, and excellent depth. There is enough silky tannin to support 2-3 years of bottle age although it can be enjoyed now. Although Susana Balbos’s Crios offerings are the declassified lots from her more expensive “signature” wines, they need make no apologies. They rank among the best values from my Argentina wine tastings. All of the Crios wines are outstanding values. Importer: Vine Connections, Sausalito, CA; tel. (415) 332-VINO
Rating: 90 Estimated Cost: $12-$18

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