Open Bottle - Antucura Family Cabernet Sauvignon

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Time: 04:00pm - 08:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free

Every Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 pm we open a special bottle of wine and offer to you at a highly discounted price.
The wines are typically 90 points or better and are discounted 20-40%. Sometimes even more! when we can get special pricing from our vendors , we pass the savings along to you!!
Come in on Thursday and sample. If you can't make it, call us and we can put some aside for you!! 
(All purchases must be accompanied by a credit card.)


Cabernet Sauvignon
Vista Flores, Mendoza, Argentina 

 Perfect for the beach, barbeque or friends over for dinner this is great value even at it's regular price! 

Antucura means “Sun Stone”, according to the
local ancient language Mapudungun. 
This bottling clearly over delivers and will become your midweek let's open a bottle of Cabernet wine!
 Three months in French Oak combined with winery bottle aging in a controlled setting brings out the terroir of the Uco Valley!

90 Points James Suckling

"Plenty of dark raspberry and dried strawberry.
Full body, silky tannins and a clean finish. Firm tannins." 


Our Thoughts on this wine.....

 Bright, deep, and intense ruby red leaning toward violet.
This highly complex wine offers aromas of dark cherry, cigar box, black fruit, and a touch of fresh-roasted coffee.
Fresh, elegant, and friendly on the palate with a silky, velvety texture, delicious acidity and smooth, well-rounded tannins.

Our Regular Price $19.99
Special Sale Price
 $15.00 a bottle

$72.00 for six! ($12.00)


Call us to order 703-668-WINE(9463)


A bit about Vista Flores....

Vista Flores is a wine-growing area in the Uco Valley ofMendoza, Argentina. The vineyards run along the eastern edge of the Andes Mountains, and the Tunuyan River flows just south of the area. The desirable, high-altitude terroir here is responsible for the brooding, elegant red wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Syrah.
Vista Flores enjoys a purity and intensity of sunlight due to its high altitude, around 3300ft (1000m) above sea level. The increased solar radiation at this altitude is beneficial for grapes to achieve full phenolic ripeness, but the much colder nights caused by alpine winds ensure this doesn't happen too quickly by shutting off the ripening process in the grapes overnight. This diurnal temperature variation ensures a good balance of flavor complexity and acidity in the finished wine.
The overall climate of Vista Flores is dry and desert-like, as in most of Mendoza. This dry climate, although challenging to vignerons, is desirable for high-quality wine production. A low level of rainfall gives growers a good degree of control over the vines' growth and vigor through the use of drip irrigation, and low humidity means that there is a far lower risk of vine disease than in wetter areas. Snowfall in the winter ensures the vines lie dormant over the off season, letting them store up nutrients for the next growing season.
Alluvial soils throughout Vista Flores have been deposited over time by water flows from the tops of the Andes. Sandy clay, rock and silty loam are all found throughout the region, providing a well-drained base for the vines. The high altitude here means the soils have little organic matter in them, meaning that they lack fertility and stress the vines. Stressed vines produce less leafy vegetation and smaller grapes with a higher concentration of sugars and tannins. The resultant wines are rich, well-structured and highly concentrated.