AG Pick Under $15: Finca Lopez Noceti 1919 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

1919 was apparently a good year for Finca Lopez Noceti.  Or at least a good name for their range of wines that also include Malbec and Syrah.  And if you buy a bottle of 1919 you’re in for a good sip.

1919 Cabernet SauvignonFinca Lopez Noceti is located in Mendoza, Argentina.  Their 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is textbook South American red in all the good ways.  It’s lush and dense with great earthy flavors, at an extremely affordable price (around $12).

This wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that was hand-harvested at low yield from a 40 year-old estate vineyard.  It was fermented and aged for 6 months in new French and American oak.

Deep garnet red in color with aromas of vanilla and blackberry, this velvety-soft Cab has flavors of black cherry, black currant, dark chocolate and spice.  As the wine lingers notes of sage and bell pepper emerge.  The wine culminates in a warm, round finish.

The Finca Lopez Noceti 1919 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 pairs well with steak, lamb and most red meats.