Posts Tagged Argentina

2014 Girl & Dragon Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

When you feel like having a quality glass of Malbec, look for “Mendoza” on the label. Just as Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley is dependably good, Malbec from Argentina’s Mendoza region offers plenty of drinking pleasure. Girl &... Read more

2012 Colomé Estate Malbec, Argentina

In the last 10 years, the United States wine marketplace has exploded with the importation of hundreds of Argentinean imports, most of which are varietal Malbec. This lesser-known grape from the Bordeaux region of France has flourished in the... Read more

2011 Salentein Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina

Opaque dark ruby color. Scents of crushed black pepper intermingle with briary dark berry fruit. This red shows some fleshiness in the mouth, picking up licorice root flavors and showing soft, furry tannins. The bottle states that this is 100%... Read more

2012 Salentein Reserve Chardonnay, Mendoza, Argentina

The wine sports a brilliant pale yellow color with glints of green. Initial whiffs of light butter and vanilla cream pave the way to delicate white flowers, a note of citrus, and moderate apple fruit. Medium in body, it has a gentle mouth entry... Read more

2012 Amalaya Malbec Blend, Argentina

Varietally Malbec, as it makes up 85% of the blend. Translucent dark crimson color. High notes of mint/menthol, lead to vanilla-tinged fruit aromas of dark berry and cherry. Smooth on the palate, fruit sweet, and showing a creamy texture, this red... Read more

2012 Doña Paula Black Edition Red Blend, Argentina

A blend of 60% Malbec, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Petite Verdot. Nearly opaque dark crimson/purple color. Charred oak, menthol/mint, and leather scents frame red plum and dark berry fruit. It is medium-full in the mouth, picking up earth and... Read more

2012 Amalaya Torrontes-Riesling, Salta, Argentina

The term “layered” typically is reserved for plush red wines or rich and buttery Chardonnay. But here’s a layered white made from two varieties — Torrontes and Riesling — that individually are on the lighter side. The blend is 85%... Read more

2012 Colomé Torrontes, Salta, Argentina

A sweet tropical fruit aroma — think: tangerine, guava and kiwi — defines this thirst-quenching wine, brimming with bright acidity that provides plenty of pure drinking pleasure. Excellent as an aperitif, or pair it with a fruit salad or fruit... Read more

Malbec: The People’s Choice

By Glen Frederiksen One of the more interesting things about wine grapes is that each varietal has a specific microclimate that elevates it to its finest presentation. In Old World wine regions, grape growers had a few thousand years to figure... Read more

2011 Hess Select Malbec, Salta, Argentina

The color is a translucent crimson with purple glints. Bright and light, the nose shows scents of red berries, red apple, and pomegranate, with later notes of sweet, red cherry. The wine is medium in body, clean, and sports ample juicy acidity. This... Read more