Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
Cost: $13 (SRP)
Winemaker’s Notes: Intense violet color. Fresh and clean with red and black berry aromas. Expressive with medium body and finish. Better with grilled meat.
My Review: And we’re wrapping up our little trip through the Domaine Bousquet Virgen wines with a Cabernet Sauvignon. Is that a good thing? Let’s find out.
In the glass the wine showed dark red with slashes of violet when held up to the light. On the nose I got aromas of bright, tart cherries. On the palate the wine was bright and light, with notes of cherry and currants. The tannins were soft and overall the wine was tart and refreshing.
My wife and I paired the wine with fresh pasta and vodka sauce from a local shop (seriously, this is some fantastic fresh pasta). The bright, tart flavors of the wine were a good compliment to the sauce.
Overall, this drank like a $13 wine, which for a Thursday night in is perfectly fine. Both my wife and I enjoyed the 2019 Virgen Malbec more (we bought thought it punched a little above its weight), but this is fine for what it is–it won’t blow you away, but I don’t think you’re going to go in expecting it to either.
Editor’s Note: I received this wine as a free sample for review.