Luis Felipe Edwards: Rosa Blanca (Cabernet Sauvignon 2006)

We at NeuFutur have not had much in the way of experience with wine reviewing. Our previous experiences have dealt with a limited subset of wine varietals, and the latest effort for the Luis Felipe Edwards company, their 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, is the first of the type we’ve been able to review. This organically grown wine has a bouquet that is unique in its marriage of soft notes with an underlying bite that will manifest itself much more clearly in the tasting. A woodsy note comes forth as some of the most complex bits for imbibers to break down; with the full bouquet present, the wine begins to go down incredibly smoothly for a red wine.

The additional hints of vanilla and cinnamon present (likely from its rest in a cask) provide further variation to this versatile wine. The bite described above adds the final layer to the wine, and catapults it to a level beyond any achievable by other brand’s efforts in this varietal. While personal experience has brought a few Cabernet Sauvignons to me in the past few years, I would have to say that the Luis Felipe Edwards 2006 vintage provides some of the most fulfilling experiences of any in the varietal. The value point of this wine (clocking in at a shade under $12) ensures that individuals that want a great wine will not have to break their budget in this economic downturn.

Furthermore, the Luis Felipe Edwards lines gives interested individuals the chance to try a number of other varietals, all at the same price level: their Chardonnay, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc are all available below $10 while efforts in their “Family Selection” line are all priced at around $14.

Rating: 8.0/10

Luis Felipe Edwards: Rosa Blanca (Cabernet Sauvignon 2006) / Imported by Admiral Imports / http://www.lfewines.com

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