Casarena Reserva Malbec 2012
With a deep, dark violet color, the nose shows aromas of violets, black bruits, and a hint of fresh strawberries. The mouthfeel is dense, with sweet black-fruit flavors and soft tobacco and sweet spice notes from French-oak aging. The finish presents marked minearlity and lingering flavors.
The dream of Casarena began with a simple idea . . . to create wine of uncompromising quality at a fair price, with the ultimate goal of becoming the greatest vineyard project in Mendoza. So in early 2007, Marcelo Waldheim purchased a 249-acre vineyard in Lujan de Cuyo (in the much acclaimed region of Agrelo), nestled in the foothills of the Andes Mountains at an altitude of over 3,000 feet above sea level. Referred to as the "Primera Zona," Lujan is the first controlled appellation established in Mendoza and is home to the most prestigious vineyards in Argentina. In June 2008 the old Filippo Figari Winery, situated on a picturesque, tree-lined street in the prime sub-region of Perdriel, was purchased. It was complete