Santa Julia Winery is a subdivision of Familia Zuccardi, one of the largest family owned wineries in Argentina. Founded in the early 1990s, it was created in honor of the only daughter of José Zuccardi. Santa Julia Vineyards strives to achieve the highest of environmental standards utilizing sustainable policies in their winemaking and viticultural practices. Head Winemaker Rodolfo Montenegro began developing young wines with bright colors and intense aromas, which were greatly welcomed by consumers in different countries according to our Santa Julia wine reviews. Santa Julia wines are handcrafted from estate grown, hand picked fruit and are produced in a state-of-the-art facility. In total, there are 1,600 acres of noble grapes under cultivation including Malbec, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Viognier, Pinot Grigio and Tempranillo. While these value wines produced from various grape varieties are well received by consumers and critics alike, it is their Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon based wines that tend to fare the best according to our Santa Julia wine ratings which are listed below.
A really good and upright blend of Cabernet, Malbec and Syrah that exhibits composure along with nice berry and pastry aromas. Bright and zesty in the mouth, with boysenberry, blueberry and pulse to the palate. Long, driving and steady on the finish.
Chunky, stout and solid on the nose, with round, pure flavors of black cherry and raspberry. The mouthfeel is comfortable and complete, especially for an $11 wine from Argentina. Finishes dry, smooth and slightly spicy; very pleasing in a no-nonsense way.
A bouquet of dark, earthy Malbec fruit and tangy oak opens this dense, compact red. The mouth shows similar flavors and a full, chewy feel. Finishes with firm but not harsh tannins, spice and earth notes. A fine candidate for a few years’cellaring, which should allow it to open it up hopefully adding elegance to its considerable power.
A really nice and lighter-styled Cabernet with bright fruit and spicy oak crawling on the bouquet. The palate is full of friendly raspberry, strawberry and plum, while the finish is round and chocolaty. For the money, this is an extremely complete little wine that offers just-right balance throughout.
The nose is full of mellow raspberry and cherry, while the palate is fleshy and round, with blackberry and a touch of raisin. Plump, not edgy, and ready to drink, with coffee and mocha notes on the finish.
Robust and with a touch of raisin, this full-bodied Cab hits many correct notes. The oak may be a bit buttery and the tannins fairly full, but overall this does a good job of impersonating a much pricier wine; it’s big, liberally oaked, ripe and quite good as a whole.
Full and concentrated, with aromas of roasted blackberry, cassis and plum. The palate is solid and offers a pleasant and proper mouthfeel, while the flavors of cassis, raspberry and plum satisfy and come with only a touch of herbal essence. Dark on the finish, with follow through.
Pretty aromas of cassis, cherry and sweet cream are inviting. Feels good, with zesty acidity and nice overall balance. Flavors of black currant, Bing cherry and plum cover the bases, while the finish is easygoing. The epitome of everyday Cabernet.