Estela Armando invites you to venture into the Andes as Summer gives way to Fall. The snowcapped mountains grow whiter and the water of Desaguadero River bluer with each day. Estela pours a glass and tells you how her grandfather planted the vineyard she still tends to. Before departing you will raise your glass to seasons that change, and to traditions that don’t.
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FACT SHEET

Vintage:
2013
Varietal Composition:
100% Bonarda
Vineyard Location:
Guaymallén - Mendoza
Vineyard Elevation:
2,300 feet
Oak Regimen:
10 mo. in 70% 2nd use French & 30% 2nd use American barrels
Age Of Vines:
49 years
Alcohol:
13.5%
pH:
3.7
Total Acidity:
5.70
Total Case Production:
2500 cases

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby color with bright aromas of fresh red & black raspberries and subtle smoky oak notes. The flavor of freshly-crushed raspberries is echoed on the palate, along with notes of leather, dark chocolate, and a touch sandalwood on the finish.

Though quite rich and hedonistic, the seamless structure of this wine makes it a candidate for drinking in its youth or over the next few years (if you can wait that long). It will pair well with just about any foods with which you would drink Zinfandel or other fruit-driven reds.

Previous Vintages: 2008 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013