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SonVida Cabernet Sauvignon
Sonvida ( Casa Altamira )
Argentina - Mendoza    - Uco Valley   

SonVida's Cabernet Sauvignon is always the last to ripen in their Alegria vineyard, in the foothills of the Andes. 

The wine shows balanced aromas of black currant and cherry fruits intertwined with spicy and earthy notes. It is an elegant and lively Cabernet Sauvignon with good structure and firm tannins that give a great aging potential and a delicate persistence. The oak is well integrated, giving good grip, body, power and elegance.

Specifications
Appellation
Uco Valley
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah co-fermentation
Soil type
alluvial pebbles
Vinification
Whole clusters are hand selected (harvest typically in April), with low yields of 75 hl/ha. There was then a double selection: first, by bunches, then grape by grape. Total maceration took 28 days, starting with cold soaking for three days, alcoholic fermentation 14 days, then 11 days additional. Aged in French and American oak for 18 months. Unfiltered.
Production
400 (9-liter cases) (9-liter cases)
Pairings

enjoy with a quality steak or cut of beef, or have it on its own

Reviews and News

2017 SonVida Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza - 91 PTS - WA

2017 SonVida Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza - 91 PTS - WA

wa"The harmonious and classical 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon might not be a fashionable wine, but it feels very honest, somehow old style and traditional, balanced, smooth, focused and clean. It has some 10% Syrah in the blend. It has bright flavors, young and fruit-driven, still very young and primary. Seeing how the 2015 Malbec is aging, I wouldn't be worried to lay the bottles for another couple of years; this Cab has the stuffing and balance. It has moderate alcohol and good freshness and comes through as balanced and gentle. 6,000 bottles produced. - Luis Gutiérrez"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #245, October 2019), 91 pts

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2015 SonVida Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza - 92 PTS - TA

2015 SonVida Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza - 92 PTS - TA

tim atkin logo 250"David Smith’s bijou estate is making some of the best-balanced wines in Paraje Altamira at the moment. This fresh, nuanced, admirably subtle wine is chalky and very mineral, with fine-grained tannins, herbal, cassis and red cherry fruit and a kiss of oak. 2020-25"
- Tim Atkin, Argentina Special Report 2018, 92 pts

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2015 SonVida Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza - 89 PTS - VINOUS

2015 SonVida Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza - 89 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"(14% alcohol): Good medium red. Musky redcurrant, clove, mocha and soil on the nose, plus a whiff of mesquite-grilled steak. Plush, broad and nicely concentrated, and a bit darker on the palate than it is on the nose, offering hints of cassis and licorice. The dry finish features a firm tannic spine. This may yet expand in bottle. - Stephen Tanzer"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (Argentina’s Wines Enter The World Stage, July 2018), 89 pts

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2013 SonVida Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza - 90 PTS - WINE VALUE - WA

2013 SonVida Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza - 90 PTS - WINE VALUE - WA

wa90"A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah co-fermented, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in a combination of American and French oak for 18 months. This is a soft, juicy, deep, full-bodied wine with cedar wood, forest floor, blackcurrants and herbs. Drink it over the next 4-5 years."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016), 90 pts - Excellent Wine Values for Under $25

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2013 SonVida Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza - 88 PTS - WE

2013 SonVida Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza - 88 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 88 pts"Lifted, floral blueberry, raspberry, tomato and herbal aromas set this apart from the norm. Fresh but limited on the palate, this tastes of herbal raspberry and savory meat. Similar to the palate, this is short on the finish, with pronounced oak. - Michael Schachner"
- Wine Enthusiast (October 2016), 88 pts

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2012 SonVida Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza - 90 PTS - WE

2012 SonVida Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"Lightly baked, rooty aromas of berry fruits come with notes of charcoal and toast. This is layered, deep and creamy in feel, with firm tannins waiting in the wings. Ripe berry and cassis flavors mixed with notes of tobacco and carob finish with nutmeg, chocolate and other flavors from the bake shop. Drink through 2020. - Michael Schachner"
- Wine Enthusiast (February 2015), 90 pts

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Producer Information: Sonvida ( Casa Altamira )

SonVida is the dream of David S. and Sonia R., a Brit-Argentina marriage of two former journalists who dreamed of owning a vineyard and making a world-class wine. Sonia and ...
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