Tom purchased this Barrio La Boca Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 from the Mendoza region of Argentina from Trader Joe’s in Ann Arbor. We had tried Barrio La Boca Malbec several times but this is our first Cabernet Sauvignon from this winery.
My word of advice: Let it breathe. My first taste was okay, but I found the finish a bit on the musty side. However, after breathing for about 15 minutes, the mustiness went away and I find the wine to be quite delicious now. It is fruity with tastes of plums; it is medium-bodied with a tasty and rather long finish. We will drink this tonight with grilled steaks, a green salad and creamy mashed potatoes. I think it will hold up well with this hearty meal. (This was a real bargain; I think Tom said he purchased the bottle for $3.79!)
Tom: I love this wine! It’s a strong, fruit-forward, New World wine, but dry and tannic enough not to be fruit-bomby. I taste blackberries and cherries. It will stand up to grilled steak very well. And it’s a wonderful value.