Carmelo Patti

Carmelo Patti's wines have something of a cult following with devoted fans in Argentina and abroad. "I don't want to [make wine] for commercial reasons," says Patti, who only has one employee. Patti was an important force for the rebirth of fine wine production in Mendoza in the eighties and ito this day is one of the most respected enologists and winemakers in the country. His winemaking style is as unique as his character; no consultants, no manipulation, no pretentions. Carmelo simply does what he does best, and wine-loving consumers beat a path to his door. He defines his wines as "a classic style, a naked wine, without anything that can cover it up," and he insists on holding all wine until he deems it ready for release which can be 4-5 years after harvest at the soonest for reds. Nothing you have tasted from Argentina quite prepares you for the complex, wild flavors of this traditional, old-school Malbec.

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Carmelo Patti Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 “As traditional as it gets, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon was kept in the winery until Patti thought the wine was ready to drink. He's in search of an elegant, classical and polished wine that still keeps the varietal character but does not show the effect of the wood. The color,
Item Number: 30982
Bottle:$29.95
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Carmelo Patti Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
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93  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 93 "The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon shows orange tints denoting its age. Carmelo Patti likes to release his wines after a long aging in the winery, when he thinks they are ready to drink. There are plenty of aromas of tea leaves, paprika, hints of leather and cured meat plus dried

Carmelo Patti Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon from Perdriel feels very classical and aromatic with notes of paprika, brick dust, and a leafy sensation with elegance and complexity. The medium-bodied palate is very elegant, with great balance, purity of flavors and freshness, with fully-resolved