Clos de los Siete Red Blend
In 1988, world-renowned viticulturalist Michel Rolland traveled to Mendoza, Argentina and was immediately drawn to the unique combination of high altitude, well-drained soils, and dry weather. His trained eye knew that this was the perfect climate for Bordeaux grapes to flourish, allowing all the complex, nuanced flavors of each variety to shine through.
Voila! A brilliant idea came to mind. He convinced several famous Bordeaux families that Argentina was the new frontier, investing in a one-of-a-kind project that would bring together the highest levels of expertise to create the best wines to hail from the New World.
With Rolland as the leader, they meticulously tended to seven vineyard sites over 2,000 acres which would ultimately come together to form this iconic wine. Their efforts most certainly paid off, and Clos de los Siete ('Vineyard of Seven') continues to dazzle wine enthusiasts not just for its pedigree and premium quality but also for its incredible value.
“Ripe plum, black cherry, lavender and cocoa on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, creamy tannins. Polished and rounded with a plush, deep core of dark fruit. Lingering crushed-hazelnut notes on a long, concentrated finish. Drink or hold.” - 94 Points, James Suckling
“Clos de los Siete almost never fails, and this version from a ripe and easy vintage is just that: ripe and easy. Inky blackberry and black currant aromas show a waft of campfire creosote, while this feels big and round, with plenty of mouth-blackening fruit. Oak-aided blackberry, cassis and chocolate flavors come with a hint of herbs, while the finish is smooth and mild. Drink through 2023. Editors’ Choice.” - 92 Points, Wine Enthusiast
“I think the 2018 Clos de Los Siete is the finest vintage of this blend that I've tasted so far. In this cooler year, it's a blend of 55% Malbec, 19% Merlot, 12% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% each Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. It has good ripeness (14.5%), juicy but fresh and balanced, tasty, with full flavors and fine tannins. Seventy percent of the wine matured in 225-liter French barriques for 11 months. Instant gratification at a great price.” - 91 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“Dense and powerful, with plenty of loamy notes to the dark cherry and roasted plum flavors that show creamy accents. Ends with dark chocolate on the finish. Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2024.” - 90 Points, Wine Spectator