Monday, October 17, 2011

Casa Lapostolle "Cuvée Alexandre - Apalta Vineyard" (Chile) 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

Casa Lapostolle "Cuvée Alexandre - Apalta Vineyard" (Chile) 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon,
$14.44-$18.95, 90 points, is a deep magenta color, with a beautiful aroma of blackberries, tobacco, and cinnamon, and the flavor is a quaff-able medium body of tart cherry, plum, and spice; this is a delicious wine, packed with a firm tannin presence on a moderate finish.
The 14.1% alcohol is well balanced with fruit, tannin, and acidity. Unless you are looking for it, the alcohol is unnoticeable.
The grapes were sourced from sixty year old non-irrigated vines (For the viticulturist in you).
Casa Lapostolle paired nicely with a loaded cheese steak grinder.
At $14.44, this bottle of wine would grace your table with class and would grace the palates of family/friends with your class.


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  1. Dennis what are the benefits or drawbacks of non-irrigated vines?

  2. Ben, briefly and as I understand it, "stress" is the result of non-irrigated vines causing a greater concentration of the grape (Size and sugar is effected) over the water and quite likely response alkaloids to phenolic compounds adding tannin and possibly other chemical reactions and developments adding to depth and intensity of the wine and also to its flavor.
    This is my understanding of those who grow tomatoes and even Marijuana (Do not try this in your home and without legal supervision).
    I want to add, that this is not an area I should be talking about, but since you asked, it's my best guess.