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Catena Zapata Chardonnay Catena Alta 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2014 Catena Alta Chardonnay is always a blend of grapes from two vineyards in the Valle de Uco, Adrianna in Gualtallary and Domingo...
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Kaiken Malbec Ultra 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - This is juicy with ripe dark fruits on the nose. The palate is full-bodied with polished tannins yet slightly one-dimensional. A "drink...
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La Posta Malbec Pizzella Vyd. Mendoza 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2014 Malbec Pizzella Vineyard is from Altamira. The vineyard was originally 17 hectares and the owner planted an additional 12 (and...
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Manos Negras Malbec Stone Soil Select 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - Intense aromas of stone and concrete with blueberry and lavender undertones. Full body yet compacted and dense with a linear backbone of...
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Manos Negras Pinot Noir Red Soil Select 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - Fresh and aromatic with flowers such as lavender. Full-bodied, savory, and salty. Juicy and delicious. Oily texture. Gorgeous pinot...
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Trapiche Broquel Torrontes 2014 750ml

Elegant wine offering sweet floral aromas and a tasty mix of tangerine, clementine, and apricot notes with a spicy character. Tangy and refreshing...

2014 Argentina Cuyo Wine

As the world's fifth largest producer of wine, after France, Italy, Spain and the United States, Argentina has plenty to offer the international wine market in regards to both quantity and quality. Despite this being the case for several decades now, it has only been since the end of the twentieth century that the Argentinian wine industry has really begun to up their game when it comes to the methods and techniques required to produce world class wines, which are both representative of their country and region of origin, and which stand alone as complex, interesting and delicious wines to drink. As Argentina became a serious contender in the international wine market, wineries previously concerned primarily with high volumes began to change their priorities, and formerly struggling small bodegas and independent wineries began to find success. Nowadays, well crafted wines from smaller vineyards in Argentina are being lauded as some of the finest in the world, and the country is starting to reap the benefits of its heritage, which include some very old vines, and up to four centuries of experience in wine production.

Undoubtedly the most important viticultural region of the country of Argentina is Cuyo, the arid and red-soiled area within central-west Argentina which produces over eighty percent of the nation's wine each year. Cuyo represents the finest aspects of Argentinian wine making, with wineries in the region celebrating their traditions which stretch back to the sacramental wines first introduced to the country by Spanish settlers hundreds of years ago. As with much of Argentina, Cuyo is most famous for the production of Malbec wines, with Malbec grapes thriving prodigiously in the hot climate of the region, reaching full ripeness in ways they rarely could in their native France, and producing wines of exceptional flavor and quality. The Desaguadero River is the key water source in this otherwise dry and dusty region, and successful irrigation projects have helped bring water to even the driest vineyards within Cuyo.

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