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Wine Accolades

92 Points: 2017 The Owl and the Dust Devil Icon Blend, Remolinos Vineyard
Engagingly named - who is the dust devil, you wonder? - this is a very stylish cuvée of Malbec with the remaining 50% divided between Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Tannat and Cabernet Franc. Deeply coloured and concentrated, yet fresh and smooth, this is a seamless assemblage with fine tannins and blackcurrant, vanilla and orange zest flavours. 2021-2. 92 Points
Best of Argentina Report 2020, Tim Atkin MW – March 10, 2020

91 Points: 2017 The Owl & The Dust Devil Malbec, Remolinos Vineyard
Fresh herbs and a sappy edge to the aromas of red and dark plums here. The palate has medium body and a build of bold, dense yet fine tannin to close. Drink or hold. 91 Points
James Suckling – February 11, 2020

91 Points: 2017 The Owl & The Dust Devil Cabernet Sauvignon, Remolinos Vineyard
A ripe red-berry and cherry nose here with a gently spicy edge. The palate delivers such supple, fresh fruit with cocoa powder to close. Drink or hold. 91 Points
James Suckling – February 15, 2020

90 Points: 2017 The Owl & The Dust Devil Malbec, Remolinos Vineyard
Wine Advocate – November 5, 2019

92 Points: 2015 The Owl & The Dust Devil Icon Blend, Remolinos Vineyard
Wine Advocate – November 5, 2019

90 Points: 2017 The Owl & The Dust Devil Malbec, Remolinos Vineyard
Bright ruby-red. Varietally expressive aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate, licorice and violet complicated by pungent dusty herbs. Concentrated, juicy and penetrating, with its dark berry, fresh plum, cherry and bitter chocolate flavors lifted by a violet element. Finishes clean and long, with firm, polished tannins and noteworthy vibrancy. Lovely fruit here--and well-judged oak. 90 Points.
Stephen Tanzer – September 5, 2019

92 Points: 2015 The Owl & The Dust Devil Icon Blend, Remolinos Vineyard
The Remolinos vineyard at Finca Decero is home to a colony of owls who keep pests at bay. They sometimes mistake small dusty whirlwinds, that form in the vineyard from time to time, for pests, swirling down from their perch before returning disappointed shortly thereafter. This is a red blend with more cabernet than usual due to its high quality in 2015. It is 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Malbec, 19% Petit Verdot and 10% Tannat and is an opaque purple red. The nose is fragrant with blackberry and blueberry fruit with fine well integrated oak spice with floral and mineral tones. The palate is smooth and rich and elegant with firm acidity to balance the abundant fruit and some fine tannin for grip on the finish. Excellent length. Try with a steak. Tasted July 2019. 92 Points.
Steve Thurlow, Wine Align – July 7th, 2019

90 Points: 2016 The Owl & The Dust Devil Icon Blend, Remolinos Vineyard
Full blackberry and blueberry fruit and soft tannins make this generous Mendoza red easy to enjoy. A blend of 50% Malbec, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 8% Tannat and 4% Cabernet Franc. 90 Points.
James Suckling – March 28, 2019

91 Points: 2015 The Owl & The Dust Devil Icon Blend, Remolinos Vineyard
A single vineyard blend of 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Malbec, 19% Petit Verdot and 10%Tannat aged 18 months in French oak (40% new). The name refers to the dust devils which keep the vineyard dry and the predatory owls that protect the vines. Aromas of iron, grilled meat and cherry cola lead to a plush, pretty palate of fennel and red flowers, with fruity tones of raspberry and plum. 91 Points.
The Tasting Panel – November 2018

2015 The Owl & The Dust Devil Icon Blend, Remolinos Vineyard
Truly groundbreaking wine.
Jancis Robinson MW, @jancisrobinson Twitter – June 22, 2018

WINE OF THE WEEK: JancisRobinson.com - 2015 The Owl & The Dust Devil Icon Blend, Remolinos Vineyard
Finca Decero in Mendoza evidently understand that to really grab a drinker's attention, they need a story that is more memorable and more stirring than a simple claim. The Owl and The Dust Devil has got just such a story – and a brilliant way of telling it... In an industry where marketing and innovation is often an afterthought at best, this wine stands out for making the story of the wine so memorable.
Richard Hemming MW, www.jancisrobinson.com– June 22, 2018

GOLD LIST: 2015 The Owl & The Dust Devil Icon Blend, Remolinos Vineyard
“A ‘full-bodied and fresh’ addition to the Gold List, began an impressed Mattia Scarpazza of Petersham Nurseries, going on to describe ‘sweet baked notes of spiced black cherry and raspberry’. Carolina Seibel of Portland Restaurant noted signs of ‘development, with red and dark fruits, some leafy and orange peel notes on the nose, leading to candied lingonberry fruit with very fine, intense tannins’. Enamoured of its ‘complex layers of cigar box, tobacco and earthy notes’, Sahar Gharai of La Dolce Vita Wine Lounge (California) saw this as a perfect match for grilled entrecôte. Gold List, Sommelier Wine Awards 2018”.
Sommelier Wine Awards – May 17, 2018

2015 The Owl & The Dust Devil Icon Blend, Remolinos Vineyard
This is 6 stars, 5 is usually our max, but this is some GOOD STUFF. This is the perfect wine for us, great taste for you and a technical app for me!
Harriet Minter, Natalie Campbell & Emma Sexton, Badass Women’s Hour – May 5, 2018

93 Points: 2015 The Owl & The Dust Devil Icon Blend, Remolinos Vineyard
Finca Decero’s evocatively named cuvée of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot and a little Tannat is now into its second edition. The Petit Verdot provides lots of structure here, giving backbone to the sweet, succulent dark berry fruit. Fresh acidity cleans the palate and lengthens the finish. 2019-25. 93 Points
Argentina Report 2018, Tim Atkin MW - April 2018

91 Points: 2015 The Owl & The Dust Devil Icon Blend, Remolinos Vineyard
This starts off all floral charm, but in the finish there’s some serious structure and in between there’s a lot of pleasure to be gained from this well-balanced blend of cabernet sauvignon, malbec, petit verdot and tannat. Drink or hold. 91 Points
James Suckling, jamessuckling.com – March 30, 2018

92 Points: 2015 The Owl & The Dust Devil Icon Blend, Remolinos Vineyard
The 2015 Owl & the Dust Devil is a blend of 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Malbec, 19% Petit Verdot and the rest Tannat that saw 18 months in 40% new French oak. This medium to full-bodied, elegant blend gives up plenty of black and blue fruits, violets/spring flowers, and a hint of menthol. It has outstanding purity of fruit, moderate tannin, and is already drinking great. 92 Points
Jeb Dunnuck, www.jebdunnuck.com - March 16, 2018

90 Points: 2014 The Owl & The Dust Devil Icon Blend, Remolinos Vineyard
Perfumed and juicy with blackberry and cherry character. Medium body, firm tannins and a silky and refined finish. A blend of malbec, cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot and tannat. Drink or hold. 90 Points
James Suckling, jamessuckling.com – August 1, 2017

90 Points: 2014 The Owl & The Dust Devil Icon Blend, Remolinos Vineyard
Rich and well-structured, with loads of minerality to the pepper-accented dried raspberry and red plum flavors. Hazelnut details linger on the plush, cream-filled finish. Drink now through 2020. 90 points
Wine Spectator – March 6, 2017

92 Points: 2014 The Owl & The Dust Devil Icon Blend, Remolinos Vineyard
Decero bases all its wines on fruit from Remolinos, a vineyard in the highest part of Agrelo. This bottling is based on Malbec (43 percent), which sets out a lovely layer of violet-scented cherry fruit, while Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat and Petit Verdot provide firmness and flavor detail. A complex wine to pour with rosemary-braised lamb. 92 Points
Wine & Spirits – February 1, 2017

Media Coverage

Drinks International 2019
TROPHY: Wine Design

Harpers Wine and Spirits
TROPHY: Wine Design
Argentinian winery Finca Decero has brought to life a stunning one-minute animated film on the front of it’s the Owl & The Dust Devil wine label using AR which comes to life via your smartphone.

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018
Design & Media Awards

GOLD MEDAL: Creative design based on the innovative, interactive label which combines augmented reality and animation film.

Complot Magazine Online
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News-Press
It’s a great representation of well-made Argentinean wine. The label is super cool, especially after downloading the app; animation brings the fascinating story of the vineyard to life.

Santé
The Owl & The Dust Devil - Taste a bottle, then buy a case.

Los Angeles Times Online
Download the app and the story behind the wine’s name comes alive through your cellphone camera.

New York Post Online
The Owl & The Dust Devil comes with its own AR-enabled app to bring its Lechuza ‘guard’ owls chasing the ‘dust devils’ to life straight from the Remolinos Vineyard.

Bigger Than Your Head
The Owl & The Dust Devil: Instructions for dinner tonight: Grill steak. Open Bottle. Excellent.

Fun With Booze
Aside from the spectacular label, the story behind The Owl & The Dust Devil is a captivating one that connotes a sense of place, and it’s an amusing tale.

Into Wine
Match with grilled and roasted meats and other hearty foods.

Off the Mrkt
The Smart Bottle That Really Tells You What You’re Drinking.

Somm in the City
The distinct red blend from one of Argentina’s top producers offers an AR-enabled app that brings the Mendoza vineyards to life.

Thou Shalt Not Covet
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LONNY
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Mass Live Online
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Medium
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Epoch Times
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Luxury Lifestyle
Editor’s Pick: Top 10 Christmas red wines to enjoy this year

Harpers Design Awards 2018
Trophy: Best Innovation
“Beautiful, poetic and unique, the concept relates integrally to the brand and is so well executed.”

Jancis Robinson.com
Wine of the Week:
2015 The Owl & The Dust Devil

XPOSE
Style and substance – 7 bottles with huge label appeal.
"The Ultimate Dinner Party Wine"

Escapadas
World First App to Combine Short Animation Film with Augmented and Virtual Reality

Female First
The First Female To Combine Wine And Technology

The London Economic
Wine of the Week:
The Owl & The Dust Devil

Badass Women’s Hour (UK Radio)
Radio interview with Stephanie Morton-Small