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Carmelo Patti 2007 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: 2007 | 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 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon from Perdriel feels very classical, aromatic, and minty, with notes of paprika, brick dust and a leafy sensation with elegance and complexity.  Carmelo likes to sell wines that are ready to drink, and this one certainly is, with developed aromas and a polished texture.  He always gets his grapes from the same vineyard and the wines are pretty consistent across vintages. The textbook Cabernet tannins are there, and so is the freshness and supple flavors.  This is a great, classical Cabernet from the classical zone for the grape in Mendoza."   ~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 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon