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Review: Unanime 2018 Merlot and 2017 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

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In Autumn of 2021, I used to be lucky sufficient to evaluation the 2017 Mascota Vineyards Malbec and observed the entrance web page was blessed with a captivating adage reminding us “pleasure is a treasure.” (Unanime is certainly one of Mascota’s sub-labels.) I’m happy to report that one pandemic spike, one unjustified invasion/occupation, and two downright unremarkable Kanye albums later the phrases are nonetheless affixed to the highest of their web site however with an added bonus tagline of “maintain your particular moments.” Sensible phrases, certainly, and a notion we might all be sensible to recollect in these chaotic occasions. At the moment we’re lucky sufficient to get pleasure from two extra choices from the Mendoza maestros.

2018 Unanime Merlot – Large and burly, this merlot delivers notes of forest ground and blueberry that will get sweeter as time goes by, and all for the higher. Plum and raspberry on the palate, with ripe tannins and a big dose of oak on the end, gel collectively in an entirely satisfying method. B+ / $26

2017 Unanime Signature Cabernet Sauvignon – This cabernet may simply move as a Napa Valley wine when tasted blind, with beautiful notes of chocolate, contemporary backyard herbs, and pink licorice interplaying in a method that doesn’t make sense at first however resolves itself properly. The earthier parts grasp round whereas the ending notes of black cherry, chocolate, and contemporary espresso grounds linger for a protracted and fulfilling measure of time. It might take a while within the glass to work itself out, however the payoff is effectively definitely worth the funding. A- / $40

mascotavineyards.com

2018 Unanime Merlot

$26

Score


8.5/10

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