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2016 Kaiken "Ultra" Malbec Mendoza Las Rocas Top Pick!
2016 Kaiken "Ultra" Malbec Mendoza Las Rocas

94 points James Suckling: "A soft and round-textured red with stones and blackberries. Full body, subtle chocolate and berry character and hazelnut undertones. Turns rich on the finish. A blend of top vineyards." (5/2018) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Ultra Malbec is heady, ripe and faintly oaky, defining the house style in an approachable entry-level red. (LG)" (6/2018) K&L Notes: Aurelio Montes, founder and winemaker of Chile's renowned Montes winery, established Kaiken after falling in love with Argentina's terrior-driven wines. The winery is named after the Kaiken (Caiquén), a wild goose from Patagonia that flie... Read More » 


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2016 Pascual Toso Malbec Maipú Top Pick!
2016 Pascual Toso Malbec Maipú

92 points James Suckling: "Lots of red fruit here with flowers such as roses and lilacs. Medium body, soft and round tannins yet this is refined and vibrant. Linear backbone here. Drink now." (6/2017) K&L Notes: Pascual Toso is one of the oldest wineries in Argentina, founded in Mendoza in 1890 by Italian immigrant Pascual Toso. They make a variety of wines from Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, ranging from prestigious, single-vineyard blends to easy-drinking table wines. In 2007, Pascual Toso won the trophy for best Argentinian producer at the International Wines and Spirits Challenge. 


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2014 Tapiz "Alta Collection" Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza Top Pick!
2014 Tapiz "Alta Collection" Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza

96 points James Suckling: "A wine with lots of depth and fruit now with dark berry and dark chocolate character. Full body, velvety tannins and a long and flavorful finish. So much here. Give it four to five years bottle age. Great wine." (5/2016) 91 points Wine & Spirits: "Cabernet’s spice and mint notes mix here with deep cassis flavor. It’s tender, with enough depth for long-cooked meat and with tense acidity from its Andean origin in San Pablo, one of the highest areas planted to vines in Valle de Uco." (2/2017) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Alta Collection Cabernet Sauvignon was very fresh and subtle, with perfectly integrated ...Read More » 


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2016 Amalaya Malbec Salta

90 points Decanter: "This wonderful label has a knack of translating the breathless altitude, rugged landscape and fierce sun of the Calchaquí Valley into intense yet balanced wines. Tons of roasted dark fruit, with hints of coffee and chocolate. Intense, grounded and long. Drink 2018-2023. (PR)" (1/2018) 90 points Wine Spectator: "A creamy and lush-tasting red, with vibrant crushed red fruit flavors. The peppery finish has good cut and length, showing plenty of juiciness. Drink now through 2020. (KM)" (12/2017) K&L Notes: Amalaya is another bottling from Colome, the Salta project which put this parched, high-altitu... Read More » 


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2013 Bodegas Aleanna "Gran Enemigo" Cabernet Franc Gualtallary Argentina

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I was really looking forward to tasting the 2013 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard since all of the previous vintages have been truly exceptional, and I wanted to see what it would be in a cooler year. The bottled wine contains perhaps 15% Malbec in the blend, and they will soon stop mentioning Cabernet Franc on the label. It fermented in 500-liter oak barrels with 50% of the Cabernet Franc and all of the Malbec and then matured in used oak foudres. It's very intense and powerful, but at the same time, there is a kind of lightness on the palate th ...Read More » 


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2014 Tapiz "Alta Collection" Malbec Mendoza Top Pick!
2014 Tapiz "Alta Collection" Malbec Mendoza

95 points James Suckling: "A solid wine with blackberry and black pepper character. Full body, chewy tannins and a fresh and cool finish. So polished and beautiful. From grapes grown in Valle de Uco. Pomerol's legend Jean-Claude Berrouet consults here. Better in 2018." (5/2016) 91 points Wine & Spirits: "Sitting at 4,400 feet in altitude, the San Pablo area is now one of the most sought-after spots for grape growing in the Uco Valley. At that altitude, Malbec grapes ripen with intense flavors and firm acidity, as in this red from vines planted in 2007. It is rich in notes of tart cherries and violets with a p ...Read More » 


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2009 Bodegas Poesia "Cuvee Helene" Red Argentina (Previously $20) Top Pick!
2009 Bodegas Poesia "Cuvee Helene" Red Argentina (Previously $20)

Bodega Poesia is a project created by Hélène Garcin-Lévêque and her husband, winemaker Patrice Lévêque. With their multiple properties throughout Bordeaux (Clos l’Église Pomerol, Barde-Haut, Haut Bergey and Branon) the next logical move for them, as for many Bordeaux families, is to establish a winery in South America. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec flourish in Argentina. Founded in 1998, Bodega Poesia has quickly established itself as one of the top producers of Malbec, under the guiding hand of Patrice Lévêque with the marketing acumen of Hélène... Read More » 


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2016 Bodegas Colomé Torrontes Valle Calchaquí Salta

91 points Decanter: "Founded in 1831 and bought by Donald Hess in 2001, this is not only Argentina's oldest winery but also the owner of some exceptional high altitude vineyards - in fact the highest in the world at 3,111 metres above sea level. This wine is made from grapes grown at 1,700 metres, which lends a tangy and refreshing aroma with bright floral notes mixed with citrus and spice. This aromatic white is an absolutely cracker, more refreshing and vibrant than a Gewürztraminer and making it ideal as an aperitif or to pair with Asian food. (CG)" (8/2017) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Torron ...Read More » 


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2016 Achaval-Ferrer Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza Top Pick!
2016 Achaval-Ferrer Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Produced with a blend of grapes from Medrano and Tupungato (Uco Valley) with a small percentage from Perdriel, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has some berry notes intermixed with the herbal, tobacco leaf-like aromas of the variety. It aged for one year in used French oak barrels, as it's now bottled later, in July/August. It's polished with some fine-grained, textbook Cabernet tannins. (LG)" (12/2016)  


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2016 Viña Cobos "Felino" Malbec Mendoza

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The entry-level and highly available 2016 Felino Malbec mixes grapes from different zones of Mendoza—Valle de Uco, Luján de Cuyo and Maipú--but the percentage from Vale de Uco has been growing and is more than half the blend in 2016. It fermented in stainless steel vats with selected yeasts, and 10% of the volume matured in new American oak barrels, but they are slowly introducing maybe 1% French barriques. The idea is to show the fruit more and have the oak as a discrete touch only until bottling. It's floral and fresh, even with some blood orange citru ...Read More » 


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2015 Benmarco Malbec Uco Valley

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There are more notes of aromatic herbs (thyme mainly) in the nose of the 2015 Benmarco Malbec, from a year with an extra degree of freshness compared with 2014. This is also sourced from Los Chacayes and matured in used oak barrels. The palate shows great balance, very fine tannins and a fine thread of acidity going through its core, lifting it up and giving it length. Some 100,000 bottles produced. (LG) 91+" (12/2016) K&L Notes: Another label from Susana Balbo's Dominio del Plata, Benmarco makes excellent value Malbec and Cabernet based wines. The Malbec comes from ... Read More » 


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2014 Luca Malbec Uco Valley

93 points James Suckling: "A rich and fresh red with dried berry, milk chocolate, spice and walnut. Full body, velvety tannins and a savory finish. From old vines in Consulta. Drink now or hold." (5/2016) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From new plantings in Gualtallary, the 2014 Malbec has increased the proportion of fruit coming from this cool place to make it approximately a 50/50 blend of Malbec fruit from Gualtallary and La Consulta, both in the Valle de Uco. There is a big jump in precision and harmony along with more freshness and elegance. The expansive palate has great depth and fruit with very good fresh ...Read More » 


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2017 Bodegas Chacra "Sin Azufre" Pinot Noir Rio Negro (Natural Wine) Top Pick!
2017 Bodegas Chacra "Sin Azufre" Pinot Noir Rio Negro (Natural Wine)

97 points James Suckling: "The aromas of blue fruits, lavender and Earl Grey are impressive. Crushed stones, too. Full-bodied, yet so tight and focused with lemon rind and hot stones. Gorgeous freshness, brightness and integrity. One of the ultimate natural wines. Drink or hold. Love." (4/2018) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2017 Sin Azufre shows superbly, with precision and freshness, full of character. It was produced with grapes from vines that were planted in 1980 and worked biodynamically, from an almost perfect vintage, and it is racy, floral and with a lot of tension. It fermented in round, wide, shall ...Read More » 


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2015 La Posta "Fazzio" Malbec Mendoza

92 points James Suckling: "I love the perfume and freshness to this with flower and blackberry undertones. Medium body, fine tannins and an underlying firmness and balance. Drink it!" (11/2016) K&L Notes: The 2015 La Posta Malbec is named for grower Domingo Fazzio, whose Malbec is grown at 3,500 feet elevation in the Tupungato region of Mendoza. Besides all of the calling-card flavors of cassis and soft red fruits, the wine has freshness and grace. It’s on par with the quality of many of the region's $20-$25 Malbecs—those that display elegance and finesse as well as texture. 


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2017 Alto Limay Pinot Noir Rosé Patagonia

Named for the nearby Limay River, this Patagonia Pinot Noir-based rosé is quite delicious: lovely red fruit flavors, persistence, pleasant texture on the mid-palate, and refreshing balancing acidity towards the finish. As our drinking options from Patagonia continue to expand, we keep being impressed by the quality coming from this ascendant Argentinian region. 


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2017 Zorzal "Terroir Unico" Pinot Noir Tupungato Valley

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2017 Terroir Único Pinot Noir fermented with indigenous yeasts in concrete vats, where it was kept until bottling. It's a fruit-driven, fresh Pinot Noir sold at an incredible price. Clean, ripe without excess, with a light to medium-bodied palate, fine tannins and juicy fruit. Great value. (LG)" (6/2018) K&L Notes: The 2017 vintage of what has to be one of our more serious sub $15 Pinot Noirs in Zorzal's "Terroir Unico" is delicious: slightly floral, a bit savory, and nicely structured with precise, lightly firm tannins. Based in the Gualtallary district of the U... Read More » 


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2017 Bodegas Colomé Torrontes Valle Calchaquí Salta

93 points Decanter: "A benchmark Torrontés with an intense, perfumed nose followed by a balanced palate that's full of concentrated ripe fruit and freshness. Zesty notes of grapefruit are apparent, combining with subtle floral hints and crisp citric acidity to create a very fine example, which emphasises how special Calchaquí is for this variety." (4/2018) 91 points James Suckling: "Full of citrus and peach this is a delicious wine that has stacks of fruit. Very fresh acidity and no sharp edges. Mineral finish. Drink now." (4/2018) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The serious 2017 Torrontés is varietal, fresh, intense and a little grapey ...Read More » 


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2016 Dos Minas Torrontes Cafayate

As Sauvignon Blanc is to New Zealand, Torrontes is to Argentina. This fun, kicky label is no mass-market brand. It's a very small production project from the northern Cafayate region, ideal for growing crisp white wines like this. Importer Michael Skurnik tells the story: "The dos minas ("two chicks" in Argentine slang) of the name are Lucía Romero, who runs Bodega El Porvenir de los Andes in Cafayate, Argentina, and Heather Willens, who came to Buenos Aires via California and has experience working with small wineries in Argentina. Both are champions of... Read More » 


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2015 Dominio del Plata "Crios de Susana Balbo" Malbec Mendoza

Crios means offspring (as in children). Susana selected a word to express the notion that these are wines that haven't quite 'grown up' to the same level of maturity as her more expensive Susana Balbo signature label wines, but they receive the same loving care and attention throughout the winemaking process. The label features a series of three connected and overlapping hands, an image inspired by a Mayan artifact. The three hands represent Susana and her two children. 


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2017 Belasco de Baquedano "Llama" Malbec Mendoza Back In Stock!
2017 Belasco de Baquedano "Llama" Malbec Mendoza

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2017 Llama Malbec is young and fruit-driven, with notes of honey and beeswax, clean, fresh and light, with a spicy touch. (LG)" (6/2018)  


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2015 Bodegas Colomé "Estate" Malbec Valle Calchaquí Salta

92 points Wine Spectator: "Refined and rich-tasting, with effusive minerality to the red berry and cherry flavors, lathered with plenty of creamy accents. Pepper and cigar box notes show on the long and complex finish." (12/2017) K&L Notes: Produced from biodynamically farmed Malbec, with some Tannat blended in as well, this wine is produced from some of the highest elevation vines in production anywhere in the world, at more than 7,000 feet above sea level! Dark fruit flavors are perhaps a bit juicier and brighter in 2015, with the wine's usual solid overall structure. Tannins lend grip to th... Read More » 


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2017 Serbal Malbec Uco Valley

Produced by the same winery who makes the popular Atamisque Malbec, Serbal is 100% Malbec from the Tupungato sub-zone of the Uco Valley. Rich and dense darker berried fruits show a savory side, and, as good Malbec will occasionally do - this reminds us a bit of northern Rhone Syrah. Really good! 


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2016 Achával Ferrer Malbec Mendoza

Achával Ferrer's Mendoza Malbec is always the most forward, immediately pleasurable, and affordable of this leading winery's lineup. For those of you who love Malbec's mixture of plum and berry fruit, this is the perfect Malbec for you. Year after year, it is a wine that is lively on the palate, and brighter tasting than many of its similarly priced competitors. The consistent quality is no surprise, given the careful sourcing of fruit from long-term contracted, mature vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo, San Carlos (Uco Valley) and Medrano. Aged in French oak fo... Read More » 


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2014 Benmarco "Expresivo" Red Blend Valle de Uco

96 points James Suckling: "This is great wine with fabulous transparency and clarity showing blackberry, blueberry and floral character. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a superb finish. 80% Malbec and 20% Cabernet Franc. A wine that gives pleasure now but will be even better in 2020." (5/2016) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The one blended wine in the BenMarco line that I tasted was the 2014 BenMarco Expresivo, in this case it's 80% Malbec and 20% Cabernet Franc from Gualtallary, from a young vineyard that gives low yields. The fermentation was completely natural, without any added yeasts, and the élevage was e ...Read More » 


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2015 Bodega Mendel "Estate" Malbec Mendoza

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I retasted the 2015 Malbec that is sourced from their old vineyard in Mayor Drummond in Luján de Cuyo, and it was very interesting to compare this 2015 with the 2016 I tasted next to it and to see the evolution in bottle. It's developing slowly--in fact, it felt younger than the last time I sampled it. It could be an atypical Mendoza year, and the wine has volume, good ripeness and keeps the acidity. (LG)" (6/2018) K&L Notes: Roberto de la Mota, son of the legendary Raul de la Mota (former longtime winemaker at Bodega Weinert), consistently produces some of the tast... Read More » 


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2016 Bodegas Chacra "Cincuenta y Cinco" Pinot Noir Rio Negro

Piero Incisa della Rocchetta, the grandson of Sassicaia founder Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, ended up in Patagonia after tasting a bottle of Pinot Noir he fell in love with, and was told came from old vines in Patagonia. This wine comes from 60 year-old, head pruned vines in the Rio Negro Valley of Patagonia. Fermented in very small enamel lined tanks, and then transferred to French oak barrels (20% new), this is a beautiful, bright and nuanced expression of Pinot Noir, with succulent fruit and elegant texture. An eye opener for the potential of Pinot N... Read More » 


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2015 Catena Appellation Malbec La Consulta

Over the past five or so years, Catena has been fine tuning their range, producing Malbecs from their vast vineyard holdings of more specific origin, including this great vineyard in the La Consulta sub-zone of San Carlos (Uco Valley), which Laura Catena herself is particularly fond of for the fresh, bright, and well delineated flavors its fruit consistently shows. 


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2016 Noemia de Patagonia "A Lisa" Malbec Rio Negro

92 points James Suckling: "Aromas of earth and spices with hints of berries and dried meat follow through to a medium body and soft and silky tannins. I like the smoky and decadent fruit on the finish. Drink now." (6/2017) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The oldest of the two vintages I tasted of the entry-level red, the 2016 A Lisa is a blend of Malbec with some 9% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. It has some tempera paint, licorice and singed leather aromas, which seem to increase with time in the glass. This sees a short fermentation with little extraction, and 15% of the wine matured in used barriques for ten month ...Read More » 


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2016 Don Silvestre Malbec Mendoza

The Hinojosa family, 3rd generation farmers with 122 he of vines planted throughout the Uco Valley, produce this delicious Malbec, named for Don Silvestre Hinojosa, who first began planting these lands in 1962. The wine is tank fermented and aged, with wonderful purple skinned fruit, nicely dry, balanced tannins, a surprisingly lengthy finish and great value for money. 


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Principe De Los Apostoles Mate Gin (750ml)

The first premium gin from Argentina brings not only divine botanical flavor, but a marriage of fine herbs and spices not normally used in standard gin production. Yerba mate is an herb derived from rainforest trees, and consumed primarily in Central and South America where it's made into a beverage called "mate." It is said to have the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate all in one. Made at a small distillery in Mendoza, Renato Giovannoni’s new project uses the famed yerba mate, as well as peppermint, eucalyptus... Read More » 


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2014 Catena Appellation Cabernet Franc San Carlos

Over the past five or so years, Catena has been fine tuning their range, producing wines of more specific origin from their vast vineyard holdings. Originally planted in 2007, these 20 hectares of Cabernet Franc (which Laura Catena notes, is the same acreage that Cheval Blanc has planted to the variety!) represent a significant investment, though not a suprising one given the grape's popularity and proven ability to produce very good wine in the Uco Valley. 


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2016 Bodegas Miras Malbec Joven Rio Negro

Bodegas Miras is a project fronted by Marcelo Miras, who grew up in a vine growing family from San Rafael (Mendoza). He settled though in General Roca, Patagonia to begin his own project, where he makes fantastic Pinot Noir, Malbec, and (we suspect) experiments with tiny quantities of other grape varieties which will hopefully be revealed as the project continues to evolve. All of Marcelo's wines are honest, very easy to drink and possess a beautiful delicacy. It has been an exciting year here for Argentinian wines, and we may have found a new favorite t... Read More » 


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2006 Bodega Weinert "Cavas de Weinert" Mendoza

Long known as the winery that releases some of the most traditionally made Malbec and Malbec blends in Argentina (large oak foudre fermentations and ageing, late releases) Bodega Weinert has changed very little in their winemaking process, which they say is based upon Bordeaux practices in the 20th century - the mid 20th, that is! A blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from what many consider the best vintage of the 21st century in 2006, the cavas bottling is drinking quite well now, as it will for some time to come. An Argentinian classic. 


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2014 Benmarco Malbec Uco Valley

93 points James Suckling: "A savory and juicy wine with blackberry and dark chocolate character. Full body, velvety tannins and a delicious finish. Rich tannin texture gives linear definition." (5/2016) 91 points Decanter: "Bright and floral on the nose, this has youthful dark fruit as well as prunes and earthy tones. Lean and fine textured in the mouth. The fruit is a little sweet but there are nice ripe strawberry flavours and a flower laden finish." 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "As it was the case with the 2013, the 2014 Benmarco Malbec was produced with grapes from vineyards in Los Chacayes in the Valle de Uco and produced with as ...Read More » 


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2015 Atamisque Malbec Uco Valley

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Showing the higher ripeness of the year, the 2015 Malbec is heady and has black fruit aromas and a round, lush texture, with balance, integrated oak and a polished, sleek palate. (LG)" (6/2018) K&L Notes: Atamisque is the first property you will see upon entering the Uco Valley from the north. Run by Loire Valley native Jean Edward, who was instrumental in establishing Chandon's Argentine operations in the 1970s, Atamisque is making a very good range of wines from their own vineyards. This Malbec comes from 80-year-old vines growing on two separate vineyards in the U... Read More » 


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2013 Clos de los Siete Red Blend Mendoza

92 points James Suckling: "A more refined red from here than in the past showing blackberry, blueberry and hints of walnuts. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Why wait on this? Delicious wine." (5/2016) 90 points Vinous: "Bright medium ruby. Aromas of burnished oak, currant, licorice, violet and bitter chocolate. Plush flavors of dark berries and spices spread out to saturate the palate. Offers lovely breadth and sweetness of fruit for a red wine in this price range. Tannins are sweet and seamless. This is already tasty but will keep. (ST)" (3/2016)  


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2014 Lagarde "Guarda" Cabernet Franc Lujan de Cuyo

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Chinon-like 2014 Guarda Cabernet Franc had a combination of bell pepper, mint, incense and cigar box that transported me to the Loire Valley. The palate has those fine-grained, sharp tannins and very good freshness. Love it or hate it, this will surely divide people. It should age magnificently." (12/2016) K&L Notes: Produced from vines in the Pedriel sub-zone, this wine absolutely is Cabernet Franc in character, with a combination of a savory and subtly snappy green character aligned with a real richness and velvety mouth feel. Good Chinon comes to mind, which s... Read More » 


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2016 Aniello Pinot Noir "006" Rio Negro

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 006 Malbec was produced with grapes from 20-year-old vines that fermented with full clusters and indigenous yeasts in concrete vats. Half of the wine matured in used barriques for six months. This line wants to showcase the expression of the varietals in the Río Negro zone, with little or no oak, good freshness, balance and drinkability. It's juicy, young and tasty. (LG)" (6/2018)  


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2016 Funckenhausen Malbec Blend (1L)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Malbec Blend is 50% Malbec, 35% Bonarda and 15% Syrah, bottled unoaked. It's juicy and fruit-driven with good ripeness and tasty, clean flavors. (LG)" (6/2018) K&L Notes: A blend of Malbec, Bonarda and Syrah, this delicious liter bottle shows bright purple and red fruit qualities, with impeccable balance and a food friendly style. Leave it to the Argentinians of German descent to take a format long popular with Rieslings and Gruner Veltiner to the heart of Argentina wine country! 


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2013 Casarena "Naoki's Vineyard" Malbec Agrelo

Named for the owners' grandchild, this wonderful, supple Malbec comes from vines planted on a block with limestone and abundant marine fossils. Agrelo, the village where Catena's main winery is based, has long been known as a premier district for both Cabernet and Malbec, an area where elegant wines with nicely rounded tannins and terrific fruit expression are regularly made. 


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2015 Catena Appellation Chardonnay Tupungato

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There is one white in the appellation range, the 2015 Appellation Tupungato Chardonnay, which is subtly balsamic and spicy from limestone-rich soils in Tupungato in the Valle de Uco, from two vineyards, in Villa Bastías and La Esmeralda. There are pungent flavors, very good intensity and balance and the chalky sensation is nicely coated by juicy fruit. One for the table. (LG)" (12/2016) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(from alluvial soil with limestone and white stones): Bright gold-tinged yellow. Much deeper, riper and richer than the basic 2014 Mendoza Chardonnay, offering sweet stone ...Read More » 


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2016 Viña Cobos "Felino" Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "As with most of the high-volume cuvées, the 2016 Felino Cabernet Sauvignon mixes grapes from different origins, mainly Luján de Cuyo and Valle de Uco. It fermented in stainless steel vats, with 10% of the volume matured in new American oak barrels, and they also slowly introduced French barriques, for around one year. It's very varietal and pungent, with strong herbal and peppery aromas, quite classical (what comes to mind is that it feels more "European"), with less volume and more tension, good freshness and the legendary refined tannins from the varie ...Read More » 


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2016 Chakana Chardonnay Uco Valley (Previously $25)

As have several other notable wineries in Argentina, Chakana has recently taken a closer look at their winemaking approach and the overal style of their wines, choosing to create wines with more pronounced mineral expression, higher acidity, perhaps a bit less richly fruited and absolutely less marked by new oak than in the past. We recently tasted through their wines and selected a few, including this chardonnay fermented and aged in a combination of concrete eggs and a smaller portion of French oak barrels. Balanced fruit combine with a lower abv to cr... Read More » 


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2015 Maipe Bonarda Mendoza

Maipe (Bodegas Chakana) may be known for their top value Malbec, as well as their more serious, structured and cutting edge Chakana Ayni bottling from the Altamira paraje of the Uco Valley, but they also bottle this delicious Bonarda. Formerly the most widely planted variety in Argentina, Bonarda still enjoys wide spread popularity amongst locals in and around Mendoza. This one is pretty, with the sort of grippy yet fresh dark fruit flavors and serious structure that makes it a natural for choripan (grilled chorizo on a bun) or anything off the grill. 


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2012 Bodegas Aleanna "Gran Enemigo" Mendoza

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 El Gran Enemigo is a blend of some 40% Malbec, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% each Cabernet Franc and Merlot, quite a different blend from the 2011 vintage, but also all from Gualtallary in the Uco Valley. The idea for this blend is to only use grapes from limestone soils, always a blend, while the single vineyard from Gualtallary is basically a varietal Cabernet Franc. 2012 was a little cooler than 2011, but there's a lot more Malbec here, and there are less herbal aromas and more floral tones. There's hardly any oak in these wines now; they ar ...Read More » 


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RP 95 VN 92

2016 Viña Cobos "Felino" Chardonnay Mendoza

A rich, ripe, fairly classic Chardonnay with old school California leanings except...this one is from Argentina! The California connection here is that noted consultant and winery owner Paul Hobbs owns Viña Cobos, and is making wines that have his stylistic stamp, but perhaps just slightly dialed back from the usual ripeness and fruitiness. Here we have an appley Chardonnay, with hints of toast (5% of the wine is aged in French oak, a small portion of which is new) and a genuinely crowd pleasing style. Very well made. 


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2016 Tinto Negro Malbec Mendoza

A collaboration between two former Catena team members, former vineyard director Alejandro Sejanovich and wine education director Jeff Mausbach, Tinto Negro produces some tasty, well made Malbec based wines. This particular one features fruit from Mendoza's "primera zona" villages of Maipú and Lujan de Cuyo. It is brightly red fruited, with fresh flavors and crisp acidity. Terrific value at under $10. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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