2013 Casarena 505 Esencia

"With an intense ruby red color, the nose shows aromas of red fruit marmalade from the Malbec, notes of eucalyptus and fresh mint from the Cabernet Sauvignon, with spice and dark fruits from the Merlot. The mouth feel is rich and sweet, with excellent complexity. The wine is full bodied, yet shows soft, round tannins and long, persistent finish. 505 is the address number of the century old, renovated CASARENA Winery, on Brandsen Street in Perdriel district. This entry level line of varietal wines is meant to show the exceptional value and drinkability of wines from Mendoza. A fresh, ripe up front fruit profile is combined with varietal purity, elegant balance, with an appropriate light oak aging for additional complexity. CASARENA (translated as “Sand House”) Winery & Vineyards is named after the earth-toned stucco exterior of the winery located on Brandsen Street, in the heart of Perdriel district in Luján de Cuyo region. Approximately 20 minutes away from downtown Mendoza, this viticulture project began in 2007 after the rebuilding of a century-old family winery." - Winery [+]