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Cueva de las Manos Red Blend
Chakana
Argentina - Mendoza    - Lujan de Cuyo

Cueva de las Manos translates to "Cave of Hands". There are a series of caves in Patagonia containing stenciled paintings of hands, dating back over 9,000 years ago. The caves have been named a World Heritage Site, and they are the inspiration for the label on these wines.

Opaque in color, this saturated Malbec-led blend exhibits coconut and cola aromas along with fully ripe blackberry notes. This is massive in the mouth with a solid foundation. Maximum berry expression and a jammy, deep-fruited finish give this power and content beyond its price point.

Specifications
Appellation
Lujan de Cuyo
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
70% Malbec, 29% Bonarda, 1% Cabernet Franc
Age of vines
15 years
Soil type
loam and silty loam

Reviews and News

2014 Cueva de las Manos Red Blend - 87 PTS - WINE VALUE - WA

2014 Cueva de las Manos Red Blend - 87 PTS - WINE VALUE - WA

wa300"The 2014 Cueva de Las Manos Reserve is a red blend of 70% Malbec, 29% Bonarda and 1% Cabernet Franc. This is a small cuvée displaying strawberry and sweet and sour cherry notes, earth, spice and a touch of herbaceousness in a dark ruby, medium-bodied style."

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016), 87 pts - Excellent Wine Values for Under $25

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2013 Cueva de las Manos Red Blend - 88 PTS - WA

2013 Cueva de las Manos Red Blend - 88 PTS - WA

wa88"This large winery in Mendoza, Argentina makes numerous wines under the Maipe, Chakana and Cueva de las Manos labels. Almost all of them represent good values. An interesting blend is the 2013 Cueva de las Manos Reserve Proprietary Red, which is 70% Malbec, 29% Bonarda and 1% Cabernet Franc. It offers crisp, elegant, mulberry and cranberry fruit notes, medium body, and a refreshing, light style. Drink this attractive red over the next year. - Robert Parker"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (November 2014), 88 pts

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2011 Cueva de las Manos Red Blend - 91 PTS WE

2011 Cueva de las Manos Red Blend - 91 PTS WE

wine enthusiast"Opaque in color, this saturated Malbec-led blend exhibits coconut and cola aromas along with fully ripe blackberry notes. This is massive in the mouth, with a solid foundation. Maximum berry expression and a jammy, deep-fruited finish give this power and content beyond its price point.- MS"

Wine Enthusiast (December 2013), 91 pts

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2011 Cueva de las Manos Red Blend - 89 PTS WA

2011 Cueva de las Manos Red Blend - 89 PTS WA

Wine Advocate 89"A blend of 70% Malbec, 29% Bonarda and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2012 Reserve Red Blend boasts plenty of cherry, fig, black currant, licorice and spice characteristics as well as medium body, a supple texture and 1-2 years of drinkability."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 89 pts

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Producer Information: Chakana

Founded in 2002 by Juan Pelizzatti, Chakana is a family owned winery located 960 meters (3,149 feet) above sea level at the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Agrelo, Mendoza. ...
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