Familia Zuccardi Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
|Region||Argentina, Mendoza, Alto Vale de Uco|
A refined and savory red, featuring notes of white pepper to the cherry and crushed red plum flavors. Lengthens out on the palate, with medium-grained tannins. Silky finish. Drink now through 2020. 7,500 cases made.
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Q is a blend of grapes from Gualtallary and la Consulta, both in the Valle de Uco, with only 30% of the wine matured in 500-liter French oak barrels. Tasted next to other 2015s and 2016, I immediately noticed the higher ripeness of 2014. There is good roundness in the palate with dusty, fine-grained tannins coming through as juicy and tasty, with a faint bitterness in the finish. There is a little more spiciness from the élevage in barrel here. 70,000 bottles produced.