2014 Pascual Toso Finca Pedregal

Year: 2014
Appellation: Mendoza
Country: Argentina
Wine Spectator: 92
Vinous Media: 92
James Suckling: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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"A big, ripe and powerful red, with concentrated flavors of dark plum, mocha and dried blackberry that are framed by plenty of Asian spice notes. Dark chocolate details fill the dense, rich finish, complemented by a creamy texture. Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Drink now through 2021. 300 cases made.–KM " (WS)

"(14.5% alcohol): Bright, saturated medium ruby. Sweet smoke and dark chocolate oak notes complement the aromas of black raspberry, licorice and violet. Plush, pliant and sweet, displaying serious thickness and concentration to its blackberry, black raspberry and spice flavors. Builds slowly and impressively on the back end, leaving the palate coated with ripe tannins. Wonderfully dense and seamless without being overly ripe or heavy. Impeccably balanced from day one, partly due to the firm but glossy tannins." (VM)

"Lots of ripe raspberry and blueberry aromas follow thorough to a full body. Soft and velvety tannins and a savory finish. Ripe tannins. A blend of 62% cabernet sauvignon and 38% malbec. Delicious now." (JS)

Winery Notes:
This wine of notable pedigree has its origin in a unique vineyard, in the highly regarded area of Barrancas, in the Mendoza region. This area has an extremely stony soil and the terroir bestows on the wines a greater concentration of fruit. The result is this exclusive blend of Malbec and Cabernet which is made with great care. This premium wine has great distinction and exceptional potential.

Winemaker Notes:
Hand harvested in small baskets then selected and lots of grapes are used for this wine. Special vineyard conduction to obtain a deep flavor’s concentration. Cold maceration takes place before fermentation for 72 hours. The winemaking process is carried out in stainless steel tanks and macerated for 25 days. The wine is aged for 18 months in brand new oak barrels. This Cabernet Sauvignon is aged in American Oak Barrels and the Malbec is aged in French Oak Barrels. Looking for its maximum expression, the wine is bottled with a soft filtration. It remains in bottle one year prior to its release date.

Serving Hints:
Excellent to pair with lamb, venison, steak, and other red meats.