“This is a complex wine with robust, sweet, ripe tannins that will go very well with red meats. It’s definitely my favorite wine.”Rodolfo “Opi” Sadler, Winemaker
Vintner Project Notes
Produced from sustainably-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc this robust blend is a perfect match for braised short ribs. If you are unfamiliar with the wines of the Uco Valley, this is an ideal introduction as well as a solid value. Drink Now.
About Rodolfo “Opi” Sadler
Rodolfo “Opi” Sadler comes from a wine making family. His memory of entering the cellar in his grandfather’s basement blends the sense of adventure with the warmth of family protection.
An Argentine winemaking pioneer, Opi´s great distinction is his expertise in Cabernet Sauvignon in a country renowned for the quality of its Malbec. This allowed him to achieve great success throughout his 30-year career, even in markets historically linked with the famous “universal red”. In 2018, Opi´s La Mascota Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 was named World’s Best Red Wine in the French competition Vinalies Internationales.
Opi creates his wines with the intention of passing on his experiences, and the idea that each shared moment is worth conserving and celebrating.
About Mascota Vineyards
For over a hundred years, the Peñaflor Group has been crafting exquisite wines – but their Mascota Vineyards project is relatively new. Founded in 2010 with the help of winemaker Rodolfo Sadler, the venture has focused on two key terroirs of Mendoza: Maipú, an historic region, and Uco Valley, the exciting up-and-coming wine location.
The Mascota Vineyards has seen impressive growth since its inception. In just four years, it has become one of Argentina’s top producers of wine – producing an astounding 2.5 million bottles per year. This success was recognized worldwide when in 2014 it won the award for Argentine Wine Producer of the Year at the International Wine & Spirits Competition.