FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – A brand new vintage Cabernet Sauvignon joins the ranks of the world’s finest wines. Launched in limited release, Asura has already garnered rave reviews, including a Number 1 rating for Cabs in 2014 from Cigar & Spirits magazine.
Asura is distributed by Grilos International in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. It’s a rich and luxurious 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon from Mt. Veeder, a dry vineyard with an elevation of 1,900 feet in Napa Valley, California. Along with its Mt. Veeder pedigree, Asura has an equally impressive price tag. It retails for $469 a bottle and there were only 3,000 bottles produced for this first limited release.
“Asura is a spectacular wine that absolutely lives up to its cost,” said Sam McCartney of Asura Wines, “and there are several reasons for this. First, 2012 was a monumental vintage. The drought and stress on the berries produced a lower production of tiny and very intense grapes. Additionally, the elevation and dry-farming techniques produce even more concentrated flavors. Finally, our berries are always handpicked and scrutinized for perfection. The result is a luxurious wine any collector would be proud to have.”
According to Alessandra Rotondi, the highly credentialed New York wine writer, restaurant wine consultant and certified sommelier, the 2012 Asura Cabernet Sauvignon lives up to its hype.
“It is the ‘wine of the kings’ descended from the dry vineyard at 1,900 feet on Mt. Veeder,” said Rotondi. “It brings forth the true attributes of its namesake: divine angels to some and tempters to others, yet seductive and alluring to all. It has an intense ruby red color with youthful shades and bright highlights plus aromas of intense purple lilac, followed by scents of ripe, juicy fruit. It fills the mouth with fleshy plums and berried fruits, evolving to sweet licorice, caramel candy and cinnamon with hints of smoky flavors, coffee and a flint minerality that extends its long, charming finish.”
The same exquisite care that went into creating Asura the wine is reflected in its stellar label design. In Hinduism, the asuras are angels to the gods. The label depicts a voluptuous masked female warrior in form-fitting black strapless dress and black boots, wielding a mighty sickle and hovering in mid air by massive outstretched wings.