Red | Malbec | Argentina | 750ml
Wine Spectator #10 of Top 100 of 2012Wine Spectator 95 PointsDark and powerful, yet elegant, with a delicious core of crushed raspberry, blackberry and damson plum notes tightly woven with silky tannins. The minerally finish lingers on with layered flavors of wildflowers, melted licorice and spice box.
Red | Malbec | Argentina | Mendoza | 750ml
The 2010 Malbec was sourced from three vineyards, two of which are 66 and 86 years of age, with the wine aged for 9 months in French oak. It is a super-fragrant offering featuring racy red fruits, spice box, incense, and floral notes. Pure, sweetly-fruited, and elegant in the glass, this intense, lengthy Malbec can be approached now and over the next 6-8 years.
Red | Proprietary Red | Argentina | Mendoza | 750ml
"The 2009 Blend is made up of Bonarda and Malbec that spent 8 months in barrique. Made in a racy style with lively acidity, this medium-bodied offering has ample savory fruit, a smooth texture, and good balance. Drink this excellent value over the next 5-6 years." Wine Advocate (90 Points)
Red | Cabernet Sauvignon | Argentina | Menodoza | 750ml
"Blended with 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc.Beautiful deep red color with perfumed aromas of ripe black cherries, strawberries and roasted cocoa beans. This wine is full-bodied and incredibly lush for a young Cabernet. It explodes on the palate with red and black fruits, then shows baking spices on its way to a mouthwatering finish. Pairs with a wide range of foods including beef, sausages, spiced or grilled pork, veal, rabbit, medium-strong cheeses, and meat-based pasta sauces."
Wine Advocate (90)
Red | Malbec | Argentina | Calchaqui Valley | 750ml
"This suave, racy red delivers game, crushed cherry and wild berry notes backed by fine tannins and bright acidity. Compact, yet creamy and well-balanced, with a long, savory finish." Wine Spectator 91
Full red-ruby. Musky aromas of cherry liqueur, blackberry, violet, roasted coffee and spicy herbs, along with a meaty whiff of reduction. Wonderfully fine-grained and plush on the palate but with no heaviness; perfectly integrated acidity gives the wine a vibrant quality. Finishes with serious but sweet tannins that spread out to coat the palate on the lively, subtle, long aftertaste. A lot of wine for $30. Tanzer International Wine Cellar 91
White | Pinot Gris | Argentina | Argentina | 750ml
Light-weight, with a nice firm edge supporting the almond, melon and bitter notes. Drink now.
Red | Proprietary Red | Argentina | Uco Valley | 750ml
The 2011 Urban Uco is a blend of 50% Tempranillo and 50% Malbec that spent 3 months in oak. Deep purple in color, with an inviting bouquet of smoke, blackberry, and blueberry, on the palate it is loaded with flavor, depth, and length. This stunning overachiever may be the finest value in my Argentina tastings. Buy it by the case.
Wine of well defined profile, deep red color and great intensity. Aromas of small red fruits and plums dominate the nose; the vanilla scents from the oak barrel add elegance. Mouthfeel shows a great personality, great body and is fruity, well balanced and sensual.
White | Torrontés | Argentina | Mendoza | 750ml
Red | Cabernet | Argentina | Mendoza | 750ml
Shows jammy berry aromas backed by plump black berry and strawberry flavors. Solid and flush throughout with surprising softness.
White | Sauvignon Blanc | Argentina | Mendoza | 750ml
Red | Cabernet Sauvignon | Argentina | 750ml
White | Chardonnay | Argentina | 750ml
Red | Proprietary Red | Argentina | 750ml
Nicolas Catena Zapata is made from a selection of the best lots in the Catena Zapata vineyards. The first Nicolas Catena Zapata was made in 1997, a phenomenal Cabernet Sauvignon vintage in Mendoza. The first vintage was released in 2000 through a series of blind tastings held in the USA and Europe where it was compared to Chateau Latour, Haut Brion, Solaia, Caymus and Opus One. The Nicolas Catena Zapata 1997 came in either first of second in every tasting. This wine is only produced in outstanding vintage years and has received high acclaim from top wine publications and experts.
Catena Zapata Nicasia Malbec is made from a meticulous vine selection in the best lots of the Catena family’s estate vineyards. These Zapata vines are carefully hand tended and produce extremely low yields. The grapes are micro-fermented in new French oak barriques and the wine is then aged for 18 months in new French oak. This wine is made in very limited quantities.
"The single vineyard Malbecs begin with the 2007 Nicasia Vineyard Malbec. It was barrel-fermented and aged for 18 months in 100% new oak including a racking into a second set of new barrels (the so-called “200% new oak” treatment). A glass-coating opaque purple/black in color, it offers up a splendid nose of toasty new oak, earth notes, exotic spices, black cherry and black raspberry. This is followed by a plush, layered, intensely flavored wine with potential complexity, precision balance, and a seamless finish." Wine Advocate (95 Points)
Red | Proprietary Blend | Argentina | Mendoza | 750ml
The 2009 Clos de Los Siete is a nearly identical blend with the same elevage. Ripe, succulent, and impressively balanced, this outstanding value will also drink well for another 5-6 years. Wine Advocate 90 Points
Red | Malbec,Bonarda | Argentina | Mendoza | 750ml
The Gambler is a broad, brawny, and powerful red wine with flavor and texture for days. Ripe Malbec is counterbalanced with a touch of Bonarda to create a forceful and full mouthfeel of blue and black fruits, leather and spice.
Red | Cabernet Sauvignon | Argentina | Mendoza | 750ml
The 2010 Collecion Cabernet Sauvignon displays darker fruit and a bit more richness. Supple, ripe, and velvety on the palate, it will offer prime drinking from 2012 to 2020. Cuvelier Los Andes is owned by Bertrand and Jean-Guy Cuvelier, part-owners of renowned Bordeaux Chateau Leoville-Poyferre in Saint Julien. The estate is located in the Uco Valley at the foothills of the Andes and encompasses 115 acres of still young vines. The consulting winemaker is Michel Rolland.Wine Advocate 90 Points