90 pts Wine Spectator 6/15/18
Shows lots of sanguine notes to the long, rich dried red fruit flavors, with accents of dried sage and spice on the juicy finish. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and Syrah. Drink now through 2022.
Altocedro was founded in 1999 by visionary Karim Mussi. Third generation Lebanese immigrant, Karim and his family pioneered La Consulta, Uco Valley as a special place to make “born and raised” wines. Fifteen years later, in 2014, Karim’s crazy idea became conventional wisdom when La Consulta was classified as one of Argentina’s few Geographic Indication (GI) Appellations. Altocedro is synonymous with outstanding La Consulta wine. Original old vine rootstocks, indigenous yeasts, hundred year-old concrete fermentation tanks, and Karim’s minimalist winemaking create true terroirdriven wines. The name Altocedro pays homage to Karim’s roots. Cedar trees are considered sacred in the Lebanese culture, and they surround the Altocedro winery and estate vineyard.