LUIGI BOSCA FINCA LA LINDA CABERNET SAUVIGNON - 2007
13.8% alcohol. From Argentina. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Matured in French and American oak. Appellation Lujan de Cuyo.
Purple-red color. Medium bodied. On the nose, there's some black fruit but the palate is completely dominated by red fruits. Cranberry-pomegranate-goji berry flavors on the mid-palate with light, spicy oak and black cherry candy on the finish. Smooth with vibrant acidity.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
This wine took me completely by surprise. If I tasted it blind, I would have guessed it was a Rosenblum Heritage Clones Petite Sirah. There's just so much red fruit, not a lot of vanilla oak and it does not taste like most Cabernets. If you are seeking a traditional tannic and dark fruit-based California Cabernet, this isn't it, but if you want to try something intriguing the La Linda won't disappoint. Retails for around $11 and is an absolute steal. Amazing value.