2008 Lamadrid Bonarda Mendoza

SKU #1054767

This is an Agrelo terroir-driven (100% single-vineyard estate fruit) Bonarda that is easy-todrink and fun, with color and concentration that over-delivers at its price point. Check out these stats: all hand harvested, no stabilization, no filtration, no clarification and aged for nine months in new French oak innerstaves.

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Price: $12.99

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By: Jim Barr |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 4/10/2010  | Send Email
Our Argentine wine buyer, Joe Manekin, is a bad influence. He keeps turning me on to superbly produced obscure wines from remote areas, such as the 2008 La Madrid Bonarda Mendoza ($14.99). This deeply colored wine is loaded with rich, concentrated fruit on the nose and has a blueberry to plum-like quality in the mouth, yet with a very distinctive sense of place. A huge wine with an edge of tannin that finishes with a splendid complexity. Anderson has informed me that this will be one of our house reds for the month. 14% ABV. (Jim Barr)
Drink from 2010 to 2015

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Varietal:

Charbono

- Charbono is a mysterious red varietal from California, found mainly in the Napa Valley, known for high tannins and high acidity. While its origins are unknown, some suggest it may be related to Italy's Dolcetto, while others claim its origins are more likely to be the rare French variety Corbeau.
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Argentina

- Argentina is regarded as one of the most dynamic wine-producing nations in the world, and possibly the most important wine-producing region in South America. Only four countries in the world produce more wine than Argentina. Considerable investments (much of which has come from famous French, Italian and California wine producers) have been made in new vineyards and winemaking technology in the past several years, which along with recent plantings of more premium varieties of grapes, has made Argentina much more competitive internationally. The Mendoza region is the most important region in Argentina's wine industry. And Malbec, among other Bordeaux varietals grown here, reigns supreme. Click for a list of bestselling items from Argentina.