Vina Alicia Morena 2010
92 pts Stephen Tanzer’s IWC (ST)
(an 88/12 blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc): Good dark red. Very dark, high-pitched aromas of black fruits, violet and licorice. Tactile and highly concentrated, with sappy, dense, penetrating flavors of black fruits, licorice, violet, menthol and minerals. Superb inner-mouth energy here. Finishes with firm but suave tannins and terrific length.
91 pts James Suckling
This is a rich and decadent red with lots of berry and chocolate character with hints meat and bark undertones. Medium-bodied and round with juicy fruit. Cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. Drink now.
90 pts Robert Parker, Jr.’s The Wine Advocate
The 2010 Morena is a blend of five Cabernet Sauvignon clones and two different clones of Cabernet Franc, harvested and fermented together. Malolactic was in new French oak barrels and the wine aged for 12 months in new barrels. The fermentation temperature for Cabernet is slightly higher than for the Malbec, reaching peaks of up to 30 degrees C. They consider 2010 a vintage with almost perfect conditions, and this wine offers red and black fruits and very spicy aromas with cedar wood notes, before revealing a medium to full-bodied palate, sweet tannins, an absence of green notes, and an intense and powerful finish. Drink 2014-2019.
Varietal: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Cabernet Franc This is a dark red garnet wine, of good structure and excellent body. It has dark cherry or blackcurrant maturity. Time gives it cedar or cigar box undertones. Some blueberry and chocolate aromas can be found. Its tannins are tangible and generous. Cabernet Franc supplies raspberry, currant leaf and pebble aromas.