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Dona Paula 2012 Black Edition, Red Blend, Mendoza
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  Dona Paula 2012 Black Edition, Red Blend, Mendoza
Item Number:28 39 115 12
Our Price:$16.95
Discounted Case Price:$179.40 - 12% off!
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EXPERT RATING
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Dona Paula 2012 Black Edition, Red Blend, Mendoza
"Argentina’s future is in its blends," said Neal Martin, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate taster, after tasting more than 1,500 Argentine wines. And this wine is exactly the future he was referring to. The Doņa Paula Estate Black Edition Red Blend has an intense black purple color. On the nose, its aromas of plum, spices and pepper stand out while on the palate it is harmonious and balanced, with round tannins and a long finish. A blend of 60% Malbec, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot, all sourced from their El Alto Estate in Lujan De Cuyo at 3000+ feet of elevation. Low yields give this wine intensity. It was aged in French oak for 10 months. James Suckling scored it 94 points saying "A beautiful red here with light chocolate, berry and nutmeg character. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. All here. Drink now." We've seen our share of over 90 points, under $20, but 94 points, under $15 is practically unheard of!! Don't Miss This One!!!!!

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Dona Paula 2012 Black Edition, Red Blend, Mendoza
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooth (5)
  • Balanced (4)
  • Finish (4)
  • Big (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertaining (4)
    • Everyday (3)
      • Pairs Well With:
      • Beef (8), Pizza and pasta (5), Chocolate (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Aspiring enthusiast (6)

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    5.0

    Great wine...great value!

    By Curbless

    from New York

    About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balanced
    • Long Finish
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertaining
      • Weeknight

      Comments about Dona Paula 2012 Black Edition, Red Blend, Mendoza:

      Great taste and excellent finish. Can hold up well for next 4-5 years.

      • Pairs Well With:
      • Beef, Pizza and Pasta
       
      5.0

      Excellent full body wine, value/money

      By Vickofuego

      from Copenhagen, Denmark

      About Me Casual Drinker

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Balanced
      • Intense Aromas
      • Long Finish
      • Long Lasting Bouquet

      Cons

      • Needs Some Time To Open
      • Needs To Be 14-16 C

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dona Paula 2012 Black Edition, Red Blend, Mendoza:

        Beautiful wine, great value for money. Bought a couple of boxes following up web advices. The only con is that if it is served on a warm day it will be very acid. I dont think is a nice to start drinking, but a nice wine for food and to continue after eating.

        • Pairs Well With:
        • Beef, Game, Poultry
         
        5.0

        Excellent wine for the money!

        By Tommybklyn

        from Brooklyn,NY

        About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Balanced
        • Big
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Dona Paula 2012 Black Edition, Red Blend, Mendoza:

            Excellent wine for the money. It has full body and was smooth and can compete against wines at a much greater price. I was very pleasantly surprised by this, ended up ordering two cases. Give it a try!

            • Pairs Well With:
            • Beef, Chocolate, Game, Pizza and Pasta
             
            5.0

            Excellent wine for the money!

            By Tommybklyn

            from Brooklyn,NY

            About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertaining
                • Everyday

                Comments about Dona Paula 2012 Black Edition, Red Blend, Mendoza:

                Excellent wine for the money. It has full body and was smooth and can compete against wines at a much greater price. I was very pleasantly surprised by this, ended up ordering two cases. Give it a try!

                • Pairs Well With:
                • Beef, Pizza and Pasta, Poultry
                 
                3.0

                Full bodied red.

                By Jim B

                from Gulf Coast

                About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Big

                Cons

                • 'predominant Pepper

                Best Uses

                • Spice A Benefit Mild Food

                Comments about Dona Paula 2012 Black Edition, Red Blend, Mendoza:

                A balanced wine with charac once it had opened. Good benefit from laying down a year or two.

                • Pairs Well With:
                • Beef, Spicy Food
                 
                4.0

                2012 is delicious, ready to drink now

                By Mark

                from Sacramento, CA

                About Me Connoisseur

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Long Finish
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Entertaining
                  • Special Occasions
                  • Weeknight

                  Comments about Dona Paula 2012 Black Edition, Red Blend, Mendoza:

                  This is a delicious, dark wine. It went very well with beef. What a great value.

                  • Pairs Well With:
                  • Beef, Chocolate
                   
                  4.0

                  Absolute Delight!

                  By Don Vito

                  from Lake Ridge, VA

                  About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Big
                  • Full-bodied
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday
                    • With Dinnerbeef Etc

                    Comments about Dona Paula 2012 Black Edition, Red Blend, Mendoza:

                    A real surprise...a full-bodied, smooth and delicious red for about $12/bottle! Stood its ground against most of the 92+ point wines I've had. A great everyday table red.

                    • Pairs Well With:
                    • Beef, Chocolate, Pizza and Pasta
                     
                    4.0

                    A really good wine, and a great price.

                    By Drachma

                    from Canterton, AR

                    About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Balanced
                    • Long Finish
                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • After Dinner
                      • Entertaining
                      • Everyday

                      Comments about Dona Paula 2012 Black Edition, Red Blend, Mendoza:

                      This wine was a real surprise. It was smooth, well-balanced, with a great finish.

                      • Pairs Well With:
                      • Beef, Pizza and Pasta

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