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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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CUSTOMER RATING
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EXPERT RATING
Based on the 100 Point Scale
 JS  94 
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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
 
4.1

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooth (8)
  • Balanced (7)
  • Finish (4)
  • Big (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (7)
    • Entertaining (6)
    • Weeknight (4)
      • Pairs Well With:
      • Beef (11), Pizza and pasta (7), Chocolate (5), Poultry (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Aspiring enthusiast (6), Connoisseur (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    An Excellent Blend at a Low Price

    An excellent drinker right now, but should benefit from cellaring one - three years. A bit acidity if poured immediately but opens quickly & benefits from decanting or aeration. Not big...Read complete review

    An excellent drinker right now, but should benefit from cellaring one - three years. A bit acidity if poured immediately but opens quickly & benefits from decanting or aeration. Not big & bold, but a very nice red blend if you/your guests want a cab like experience (more than merlot)without heavy tannin hit. Nice quality for exceptional case price. About to order another case.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Very over-rated

    Usually I can count on Wine Enthusiast's ratings but this time I just cannot agree. Plain and simple, this is an uninspiring bottle of wine. I might give it an 86 or 87...Read complete review

    Usually I can count on Wine Enthusiast's ratings but this time I just cannot agree. Plain and simple, this is an uninspiring bottle of wine. I might give it an 86 or 87 if I were feeling particularly generous. The nose is mildly promising but the taste is soft and watery.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Very over-rated

    By Renman

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Connoisseur

    Pros

    • Inexpensive

    Cons

    • Short Finish
    • Thin

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

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

    Usually I can count on Wine Enthusiast's ratings but this time I just cannot agree. Plain and simple, this is an uninspiring bottle of wine. I might give it an 86 or 87 if I were feeling particularly generous. The nose is mildly promising but the taste is soft and watery.

    • Pairs Well With:
    • Cheese, Chocolate

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Very nice!

    By Robert V.

    from Damascus, VA

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

    Second all of the other comments, I was pleasantly surprised and very, very pleased with this wine. Just ordered another case.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great wine

    By Dolphingirl

    from Syracuse,NY

    About Me Casual Drinker

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balanced
    • Clean
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • After Dinner
      • Entertaining
      • Everyday

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

      This is a great wine for the price. My family really enjoyed it over the holidays. Will order
      more soon.

      • Pairs Well With:
      • Beef, Pizza and Pasta

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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
                 
                4.0

                An Excellent Blend at a Low Price

                By Mike R.

                from The Villages, FL

                About Me Connoisseur

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Balanced
                • Clean
                • Good Fruit With Character
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Entertaining
                  • Everyday
                  • Gifts
                  • Weeknight

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

                  An excellent drinker right now, but should benefit from cellaring one - three years. A bit acidity if poured immediately but opens quickly & benefits from decanting or aeration. Not big & bold, but a very nice red blend if you/your guests want a cab like experience (more than merlot)without heavy tannin hit. Nice quality for exceptional case price. About to order another case.

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

                  Superior table wine

                  By SpliceOfLife

                  from Minneapolis, MN

                  About Me Connoisseur

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Balanced
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Afternoon
                    • Everyday
                    • Weeknight

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

                    A promising nose with plenty of dark fruit and floral notes. Subtle structure yet some complexity is evident. A bit light-bodied on the palate and short on the finish. Nevertheless this is a good, solid table wine. I think the 94 point rating is too high, but its a great value at this price.

                    • Pairs Well With:
                    • Beef, 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

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