Colome Estate Malbec 2014
Tasting Notes: The dark and edgy fruit of this Salta malbec are countered with a velvety texture across the mid palate. A perfect wine for grilled meats or sitting by the fire.
Bodega Noemia de Patagonia J. Alberto Malbec 2014
Tasting Notes: This is a malbec making a statement. The statement is: You have to check me out! Intense in color, on the nose, and on the palate. A dense violet/ruby in the glass, the nose and palate are dominated by black fruit, mostly berry. The palate follows suite, with a hint of minerality to accent and balance this superb wine from Alto Valle del Rio Negro.
Pascual Tuso Alta Malbec 2013
Tasting Notes: An absolutely stunning old-vine Maipú malbec from one of Argentina's top producers. Amazingly young looking in the glass, the nose and palate possess plenty of rich dark fruit, with hints of spice. Exceptionally mouth-filling, and satisfying to the last sip. Outstanding!
Santa Julia 2015
Tasting Notes: From the Zuccardi family, this wine demonstrates the reason that they are held in such high esteem. The firm tannins act as a balance with the lovely dark fruit. The finish is long and satisfying.
Los Boldos Cabernet 2016
Tasting Notes: Intense wine with bold dark cherry and raspberry notes. The nose and the palate are similar and the fruit-forward notes blend nicely. This is a spice-laden full-bodied wine with rustic tannins.
Cruz Alta Cabernet 2013
Tasting Notes: A dark fruit-forward cabernet with nice notes of black pepper and silky texture. Full bodied with richness from start to finish that is balanced out by subtle oak notes.
Atrevida Cabernet 2015
Tasting Notes: This cabernet has a powerful nose, with notes of raspberries and even a touch of mint. Savory acidity provides freshness and subtle oak treatment for balance. The wine is medium-bodied and rich in complexities on the mid-palate and finish.
Los Boldos Cabernet 2015
Tasting Notes: A powerful and rich wine, with notes of spice and earthy garigue to bold raspberry and blackberry flavors. Dark chocolate and oak notes accompany the fruit on the finish.
Pietro Marini Cabernet 2014
Tasting Notes: A wonderfully balanced cabernet from Salta that is just fruit-forward enough to please the new-world drinker, and reserved enough to attract the old-world drinker. Lovely red fruits abound from this stellar value cabernet.
Terrazas de los Andes Malbec
Tasting Notes: Powerful, firm and polished blend of Malbec, Cabernet and Petit Verdot. More Bordeaux in style: thick and rich with dark chocolate and blackberry. This is a keeper but still can enjoy now.