Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Argentina – Maipu’
Cost: $20.99 (SRP)
Ruby red in color with red and black berries, violet, and chocolate aromas. Fruit on the palate, including cherry. Pairs well with roasted or grilled red meat and hard cheeses.
Recommendations: I had received a pair of samples some weeks ago. One was this wine, and the other was a 2008 Finca La Linda Cabernet Sauvignon that I very much enjoyed, so I was looking forward to opening the Luigi Bosca. With everything finally calming down from the craziness of the holidays, last night seemed like a good time to cook up some steaks and pop the cork on this wine.
Before I’ve said how I hate saying that a wine has hints of brown in it, and last night I think my wife came up with a better description. Rust. The Luigi Bosca was a deep red color with just a few hints of rust coloring in it, and the aromas I most got where red berry and cherry. In the mouth, the cherry was still prominent, as was a general fruity flavor, but I also got a hit of bitterness at the end that I most closely associate with dark chocolate. It was nice actually, and I’m not a chocolate person.
With the steaks the wine was a great pairing. It’s a full-bodied wine that held up great to the steaks and while I probably wouldn’t recommend just enjoying a glass by itself, it’s going to be a perfect pairing for steaks, heavy pasta dishes, and most grilled meats. As a person that appreciates a good steak and is always looking for a good steak wine, it’s hard not to recommend this wine, especially for the price (and I know you can find it for less that the suggested retail price I have listed above). Argentina, and really South American in general, is doing a great job of producing nice, affordable wines that pair well with red meat, and that’s definitely something I can appreciate and I look forward to trying more offerings from the region.
If you can’t find the 2007 Luigi Bosca Reserva Caberenet Sauvignon in your local store, you can always click here and order it to have it shipped right to your home or work. Enjoy.