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Ernesto Catena Siesta Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Aromas of mushroom and dark fruit follow through to a full body, firm tannins and a velvety finish. Focused and tight. Better in 2017. -...
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Familia Zuccardi Cabernet Sauvignon q 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - #53 Top 100, 2016 - A refined and savory red, featuring notes of white pepper to the cherry and crushed red plum flavors. Lengthens out...
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Familia Zuccardi Tempranillo Reserve q 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - A focused and juicy red with dried cherry and light chocolate character. Medium body, light tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Pretty...
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Pascual Toso Magdalena 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - Aromas of wet earth, mushroom and sweet tea. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Ripe fruit underneath. A blend of 80% mabec...
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Terrazas De Los Andes Cabernet Sauvignon Los Aromos Single Vineyard 2013 750ml

Rated 93 - Focused and powerful with beautiful density and power. Full-bodied, dense and tight. It opens and goes long. Rich style. Drink or hold.
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Vina Dona Paula Malbec Alluvia Parcel 2013 750ml

Rated 95 - An unctuous red, with a deep well of blackberry, dark plum, currant and black olive flavors, backed by plenty of rich savoriness and...

2013 Argentina

The majority of Argentina’s fine wines come from the high-altitude Mendoza region, an area which is often troubled by unpredictable weather - including hail storms and sudden cold snaps - but thanks to the expertise and experience of the vintners who work there, quality wines manage to be produced year after year. 2013 was a particularly cold year in Argentina, with a long, cool growing season which required a lot of waiting for the ripening of the grapes to occur. This was no problem for the main grape varietals of the region - Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon - which generally benefit from cooler temperatures, but created a few issues for the region’s white wines, especially Sauvignon Blanc.

The growing season of 2013 started warm, but quickly turned quite cold, meaning that harvest ended up being about two weeks later than usual. Plenty of rain in the spring was a much needed boon, but the harvest season was overall very hot, giving a great end to an up-and-down year.The result of this was that the 2013 vintage in Argentina was characterized by fine tannic structure, with particularly high acidity and lower than average alcohol levels in the majority of the grapes picked. This was great news for Malbec, which turned out to be more acidic and vibrant than is typical - something which has rarely happened in Argentina before - meaning the 2013 vintage is one with great ageing potential. The cold nights of this year also allowed Malbec’s aromatic qualities to come forward strongly, making this vintage an unusual but highly successful one for Argentina.