Clos de Chacras: Cavas de Crianza Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 – Argentina’s Finest

October 9th, 2008  |  Published in Clos de Chacras, Featured Wines

Although Argentina has earned high praised the world over for its quality Malbecs, the country is becoming recognized as a newcomer on the international wine scene, capable of producing a variety of incredibly well-made and well-priced single varietal wines.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one such example, and there’s no better a benchmark of Argentina’s success with this varietal than the Cavas de Crianza Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 from artisan winegrower Clos de Chacras.

This very small production wine won over the palates of a panel of distinguished judges at the 2008 Argentine Wine Awards, winning the gold trophy for best Cabernet Sauvignon in show. It also earned a gold medal at the 2009 Cellars of the World competition in Ottawa, Canada.

Tasting notes:

A complex nose, with red and black pepper aromas balanced by subtle hints of vanilla and smoke imparted by French and American oak. Full-bodied, with firm tannins and excellent overall balance, this wine expresses excellent varietal characteristics. This premium wine makes for a lovely pairing with barbecued meats, or with a selection of sharp cheeses.

Cavas de Crianza Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 by Clos De Chacras
- Gold Trophy for best Cabernet Sauvignon in show at the 2008 Argentine Wine Awards.
- Gold Medal at the 2009 Cellars of the World Awards in Canada.
- Bronze Medal winner at the Decanter World Wine Awards in 2008.
- Available for a limited time and very in limited quantity in Ontario, exclusively via the Woodside Wine Appreciation Club [BUY]