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Carmelo Patti 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

About the Wine

While under the radar in the United States, Carmelo Patti is very well known throughout Argentina for this "cult" Cabernet Sauvignon bottling. This single vineyard Cabernet from Perdriel is more European in style than most examples you will find there, the result of vineyard work that favors balance and finesse over power, native yeast fermentation, traditional elevage, and extended aging in bottle prior to release.

Vintage: 2006 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: Argentina | Appellation: Luján de Cuyo (Perdriel), Mendoza
Elaboration: Fermented/aged in concrete for 12 months and then moved to neutral French oak for 12 additional months. Unfined and unfiltered. Aged in bottle five years before release.
Conservation: Drink now through 2020.
Winemaker: Carmelo Patti

Tasting Notes

"The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon from Perdriel shows orange tints denoting its age.  Carmelo Patti likes to release his wines after a long aging in the winery, when he thinks they are ready to drink.  There are plenty of aromas of tea leaves, paprika, hints of leather and cured meat plus dried flowers and something earthy.  The austere palate shows fully-resolved tannins.  This superb classically-styled Cabernet is tasty, long and ready to drink.  If you want to see what Cabernet can do in Argentina, this is a good example." ~Wine Advocate

Technical Data

Production: 1,000 cases | Alcohol: 14.0% | TA:  | Residual Sugar:  | pH:

Press & Points

2007 - 94 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
2006 - 93 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
2005 - 94 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
2004 - 92 Points, Wine & Spirits
2004 - 90 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Carmelo Patti 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon