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2011 Vina Montes Kaiken Ultra Malbec

Wine Review: Vina Montes Kaiken Ultra Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina The team at Vina Montes seems to be able to do magic with this Kaiken Ultra Malbec when it comes to consistently delivering a well-made exciting and tasty wine. Vintage after vintage with very little variance for whatever growing conditions nature dealt them, Kaiken continues to […]

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Wine Review: 2010 Graffigna Centenario Reserve Argentina Malbec

With so much Malbec showing up on the shelves of wine retailers, sometimes I feel afloat in a sea of choices as a wine consumer. As popular varieties go, Malbec does not have a long history here in the states despite being the second oldest winery in Argentina. It was a pleasure to be introduced to the  Graffigna […]

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2010 Mairena Bonarda Luján de Cuyo Argentina

If you are not aware of this varietal from Argentina, you might want to know that there are other red wines from Argentina besides Malbec. You might have tasted the Bonarda grape before and not known it because it also goes by the name Charbono. The bulk of Bonarda’s I have tasted from Argentina usually […]

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2009 Mapema Mendoza Argentina Malbec

We tasted this wine as part of Malbec Day, a worthwhile promotion that I wholeheartedly support and will look forward to for many years to come. I was excited to taste this wine as I had tried their Tempranillo from 2005 a while back and thought it was really good too. It seems Mapema is […]

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2010 Ben Marco Mendoza Argentina Malbec

This wine was tasted as a sample from a winery who was promoting Malbec Day. Make sure you are ready when it rolls around again and drink as much Malbec as you can before it arrives next year. A good place to start would be with this Ben Marco. The 2010 was a very good […]

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2009 Clos de los Siete Mendoza Argentina Malbec

Ripe, rich and tannic, this Malbec from the Uco Valley of Mendoza is quite a crowd pleaser. Shorter cycle grapes like Malbec do well in this area, which is why so many tout this region as a superior for producing great wine. There are plenty of black fruits, cherry and cassis to go around on […]

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