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2016 Bellavista Aresti Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Bellavista Aresti Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

Another screaming buy for under $10, I was excited to dig into this wine.  This is another one of those wines that I know I’ve read about somewhere, and made a mental note to remember it, so I would try it sometime.  And that time is now.

At $7.99 it’s a bargain; that’s off of the retail price around $15, and you can still find it online hovering around Costco’s price.  But it doesn’t matter that Costco’s not bringing it in at a little more of a competitive price.  This is a solid bottle for $8, and that’s hard to find for a Cabernet.

Aresti Cabernet

Medium purple in color, slightly see through, it was lighter than I expected.  Lighter in body too, very much medium bodied; but the flavor packed it in; it’s juicy and young on the nose. All I could think was a freshly opened jar of Juicy Juice.  Flavors were cherry, black raspberry, and strawberry licorice.

The wine was pleasant and evened out with a little air; it’s simple, easy and delicate; finishes mild, nicely done on this one across the board.

Aresti Cabernet

James Suckling went 91 points, which is proudly displayed on the bottle neck.  It was a little simple for me to go that high, but I think it’s a solid 88 point wine, and a big time value buy for those looking for a good, very drinkable red under $10.  Better buy a few of them if you see it, as I imagine these will go fast. Rating: 88 points (a CostcoWineBlog Top Pick)

Costco item number: 1271380

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA

Alc. 13%


Wednesday 20th of March 2019

That was Parker with the 91!

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