Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 305,255 strong:

Register Today!

Trapiche Medalla Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Wine Review

Trapiche Medalla Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Trapiche Medalla Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Mendoza, Argentina

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 8

  Add My Review

Price: $17.00

Drink: 2020-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Trapiche

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 93/100

A bold and juicy Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina. Intense blackberry, cherry, nutty and fresh herb flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm. Nice now but better in another year to give the wine time to come together. Very promising. Pair with grilled burgers or tortiere.

Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: beef bourgignon, roast veal stuffed with wild mushrooms, meat lover's pizza.

Heavenly Hamburger Wine

This Trapiche Medalla Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 was reviewed on January 19, 2021 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2014  2014  2017  2014  2008 

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

Reviews and Ratings

L.J. Palmer rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Deep ruby coloured wine, very dry, well balanced with soft tannins and a pronounced aroma of green pepper, baking spice, vanilla, dark fruit, tobacco and sweet dark plum; almost plum jam. Lots of flavours and aromas but took 30 minutes for all of them to show themselves. Paired very well with grilled steak and roasted vegetables; the sweet roasted sweet potato linked nicely to the sweet aromas and flavour in the wine.
Finish was primarily green pepper and dark red fruit. Lovely wine and a real value!
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Great value and lots of great flavours. Aromas of black currant and plum, with smoky spice, earth and sweet tobacco notes. Full bodied and smooth on the palate, with some young-ish tannins that smooth out with 30 minutes in the decanter. Flavours on the palate include ripe and dried red fruit and berry, with dried herbs and spice on the finish, along with a hint of oak. Enjoy with a grilled steak or marinated beef kebabs.
Trapiche Medalla 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is big and bold and fantastic value under $17. Produced from vines planted in 1960. Love the ripe blackberry, cigar box, mocha aromas on the nose. Juicy with liquid blackberry, dark plum, fine herb and nutty flavours on the palate. Good now, better in 2021. - Community Wine Reviews

1 Member would buy this wine again

If you liked the Trapiche Medalla Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, you might also like these wines:




Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Trius Sparkling Wine
Brut Rosé Sparkling,
Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A. ...

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean offers North America's most popular online wine and food pairing classes. She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, both selected as one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year.

Join 305,255 thirsty wine lovers who get access to all of her wine reviews by becoming a member of her site. Take a free online pairing class with her here.



Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a feisty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  




Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award