El Enemigo translates as the enemy. Nodding to the fact that at the end of any journey, most remember only one battle ? the one fought within (the original enemy). This is the battle that defines us. The wines of El Enemigo are a tribute to those internal battles that make us who we are, brought to fruition by a winemaker, Alejandro Vigil, and a historian, Adrianna Catena who share a love of wine and reach back in time to capture the era when European immigrants first settled in Argentina. These settlers sought to make wines as fine, and finer, than those of their old homeland. By 1936, Malbec and Petit Verdot were the most widely planted fine varietals in Argentina, their blend considered the ultimate in refinement and aging potential.
Smoky, charred aromas sit atop meaty, savory berry scents. Structurally speaking, this Cab Franc from a rain-plagued vintage is edgy and a bit lacking in the midpalate. Oak flavors combined with saucy berry and plum notes end with dry tannins and snap.?MICHAEL SCHACHNER