Here’s a quick review for an Argentine Cabernet Sauvignon. This one comes from Mendoza and is imported by Billington Wines, although you won’t find any mention of it on their website. I’m not sure if they’ve discontinued it or if it’s just not an vital brand to them. I found this bottle stacked up in suitcases of bargain wines at a local wine shop.
The 2004 San Felipe Cabernet Sauvignon is a decent wine for the fee: $5.99. It features a very earthy nose – wet rock, leather and cherry – and a nice mouth feel. It has some blackberry and currant flavors, but they are overpowered by the tannins which end a small harsh although quite silky at first. I gave it an 86.
If you stumble across this one, it might be worth the six bucks to give it a try, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to hunt for it.
Wine: San Felipe
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Fee Paid: http://1000-facts-about-wine.com $5.99