Navarro Correas Coleccion Privada Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

navarrocorreascoleccionprivadacabernetsauvignon2012Score: 89

Province: Mendoza

Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Aging: 40% aged 12 months in French oak

A breakout wine from Navarro Correas, this cabernet offers a richness we haven’t seen from them since their syrahs of 15 years ago. The nose is all about perfume and exotic spices, and the palate offers a burst of blackberries and white pepper that’s hard to resist. Everything else about the wine strikes a safe middle ground: not too heavy, not too extracted, not too sweet, not too dry. It’s proof that great flavor can survive the rigors of mass production.