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El Ganador Malbec Mendoza 2014 Product #30098 (In Stock)
El Ganador Malbec Mendoza 2014 El Ganador Malbec Mendoza 2014

Many of you have enjoyed the custom cuvees of Spanish wines developed by Wine Enthusiast Importer of the Year Fran Kysela in the past.  Here, Fran works his magic on Malbec. It's 100% Malbec from old-vines (some planted 1912) growing at 3,000 feet in Mendoza's prime Lujan de Cuyo sub-region. Grown at low yields and harvested 100% by hand - a rarity in Malbec at this price point - it's crushed in an old-style basket press to bring out plenty of color and flavor without hard tannins.  Fermentation in temperature-controlled tanks keeps the fruit front and center, while 10% of the wine picks up subtle notes of toast, smoke, and spice from six months in new French oak.

The pedigree belongs to a much more expensive wine, and you’ll find a lot more class and quality here than the modest price suggests.  It serves up big aromas of chocolate, smoke, mulberry and black cherry that carry on through the lush, rich, and very supple palate. The ripe cherry/berry flavors keep on pumping through the soft, broad, finish.  Drink it with pizza, with burgers, with cheese or just with friends – at these prices, you can drink it anytime you'd like!

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Val De Salis Malbec Pays d'Oc 2014 Product #30222 (In Stock)
Val De Salis Malbec Pays d'Oc 2014 Val De Salis Malbec Pays d'Oc 2014

Malbec surged to international fame on the strength of the darkly fruited, ripe, and lush examples grown in Argentina’s Mendoza vineyards.  But, before that, it was the basis of one of the most famous wines of late medieval Europe, the intense, earthy, bitingly tannic “black wines” of Cahors in the Southwest of France. The 2012 Val De Salis Malbec from vineyards near the French walled city of  Carcassonne sort of splits the difference in these two styles to deliver a big mouthful of juicy, complex, fruity fun.

You’ll find plenty of New World fruit here, with generous dollops of red plum, raspberry and tangy pie cherry in the aromas and on the palate.  And, you’ll also notice the Old World notes of fresh leather, licorice root, and the notes of lavender, thyme, and black olive the French call garrigue.  On the finish, the New/Old World influence merge to deliver lingering red fruit, licorice, and lavender flavors, bright acidity, and just the right dose of dusty tannin.  What you won’t find is any oak to get in the way of the pure, clean, and refreshing flavors.  Structured enough to sing with burgers, pizza, grilled chicken or most any everyday food, but soft and generous enough to just sip at a party.  And, a steal at this price!

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Zorzal Terroir Unico Malbec Tupungato 2014 Product #29673 (In Stock)
Zorzal Terroir Unico Malbec Tupungato 2014 Zorzal Terroir Unico Malbec Tupungato 2014

Following hard on the 93 and 92 point Wine Advocate ratings for the past two vintages, this juicy, un-oaked, Malbec is better than ever in 2014.  Loads of ripe black cherry and raspberry fruit with accents of fresh flowers, baking spice, and damp earth.  One notch richer and more smooth than the 2013, this makes for great solo sipping and sings with robust foods (even pizza!).

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Allamand Malbec Mendoza 2013 Product #30237 (In Stock)
Allamand Malbec Mendoza 2013 Allamand Malbec Mendoza 2013

We don’t know much (anything, actually) about the producer here, but this is a terrific, characterful, bottle of Malbec for the money! Much more complex and food-friendly than most wines in its class, here you’ll find rich, earthy, aromas leading to a medium-bodied palate with black fruit, baking spice, and one last kick of smoky earth.  The black plum and blackberry fruit linger nicely, while the earthy components make this a killer match for lamb or pork.

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High Note Andes Red Blend Mendoza 2012 Product #30115 (In Stock)
High Note Andes Red Blend Mendoza 2012 High Note Andes Red Blend Mendoza 2012

"The 2012 High Note Red Blend is a blend of Malbec and Syrah with 10% Bonarda from different zones of Mendoza, the Uco Valley and Rivadavia. A new offering, it is more aromatic and lighter-colored, with notes of flowers, red fruits and cherries. It is medium to light-bodied, fluid, easy to drink and pleasant. A wine for the thirsty and a very good value. Drink 2014-2016."Wine Advocate 89 points

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Ernesto Catena Padrillos Malbec 2014 Product #30443 (In Stock)
Ernesto Catena Padrillos Malbec 2014 Ernesto Catena Padrillos Malbec 2014

The son of Argentina legend Nicolas Catena, Ernesto Catena created the Padrillos (Stallion) line to represent the excitement of Mendoza Valley's Uco Valley region.  You'll find all of the rich, dusky, fruit Mendoza Malbec is famous for but also a good dose of juicy red berry fruit and herbal spice.  A juicy, lip-smacking, Malbec, the dramatic blue label will stand out on a table and the wine will end up empty all too soon.  Fun stuff and stellar value.

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Clos Siguier Cahors 2012 Product #29645 (In Stock)
Clos Siguier Cahors 2012 Clos Siguier Cahors 2012

Lots of classic Cahors' character here with just enough modern winemaking to make it accessible now.  A blend of 90% Malbec and 10% Tannat from 60 year-old vines that's fermented in tank and allowed to rest and soften in old casks.  Dark, tangy, and honest with sour cherry fruit, crushed herb, and loads of minerality.  Not Mendoza fruity, but not the impenetrable "black wine" that made Cahors famous in the 1300s. Firm on the finish and perfect for stew or roasts.

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Bodega Noemia Malbec A Lisa Patagonia 2013 Product #30448 (In Stock)
Bodega Noemia Malbec A Lisa Patagonia 2013 Bodega Noemia Malbec A Lisa Patagonia 2013

Forget Mendoza – the “hot” source for vibrant, layered, and food-friendly Argentine Malbec is increasingly the far southern growing region of Patagonia.  Elegant red fruit gets accents from beefy, savory, notes of broth and thyme in a wine of silken texture and long, lingering, finish.

"Bright red-ruby. Aromas of raspberry, smoked meat, spice box, flowers and minerals had me thinking of both Syrah and Gevrey-Chambertin. At once seamless and energetic, showing terrific definition and lift to its rather wild flavors of dark berries, smoked meat and sandalwood. Sappy, savory Malbec with suave tannins and clinging red fruit and smoke flavors."  Vinous (Tanzer) 90 points

"The 2013 A Lisa was from a fresh, cool growing season in Río Negro. The grapes fermented in stainless steel destemmed but uncrushed. Only 20% of the wine matured in barrel while the rest was kept in stainless steel until bottling just before the next harvest. It's mostly Malbec with 9% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, a mixture of estate-grown grapes in their property in the desert in the Valle Azul, and others from leased vineyards in Mainque. The nose is extremely fresh, floral and elegant, with notes of bright cherries and even some reminiscences of blood oranges. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine, slightly grainy tannins and great freshness, quite light on its feet. This is drinking very nicely now, but has great balance to develop in bottle. Superb quality for the price."Wine Advocate 92 points

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La Posta Malbec Mendoza Pizzella 2014 Product #30363 (In Stock)
La Posta Malbec Mendoza Pizzella  2014 La Posta Malbec Mendoza Pizzella  2014

A big, rich, lavish, style from Laura Catena and winemaker Estela Perinetti.

"The 2014 Malbec Pizzella Vineyard is from Altamira. The vineyard was originally 17 hectares and the owner planted an additional 12 (and is planting yet more), so there is room to grow. This is the most harmonious, elegant, and at the same time backward, of the three single-vineyard Malbecs. Not as showy as the others in the palate either as the tannins are austere and the chalky minerality sticks to your teeth. The differences between the three Malbecs is clear as they each reflect where the grapes grow. The riper, warmer one from Ugarteche, the fresher, higher acidity wine from Tupungato and the one with more depth from here (Altamira). It should be readily available, as some 180,000 bottles were produced in 2014. Superb value!"Wine Advocate 90 points

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Mendoza Vineyards MV Malbec Gran Reserva 2011 Product #29371 (In Stock)
Mendoza Vineyards MV Malbec Gran Reserva 2011 Mendoza Vineyards MV Malbec Gran Reserva 2011

It's back - but we're not sure how long our most popular Malbec of the past year will last.  Everything about this wine is “super-premium” – except the price!  Made to sell for $60 in the US, a change in distribution created this amazing opportunity to enjoy top-shelf luxury at a very nice, everyday, price.

“I was very impressed with this set of wines produced by a company that owns no vineyards, but sources grapes from selected locations in Mendoza. The 2011 Malbec Grand Reserve, aged for 20 months in new Nadalie barrels, smells of leather, forest floor, dill and paprika over a core of cherries in liqueur not unlike some traditional Riojas (from Spain, not from Argentina). The palate is medium-bodied, with some grippy tannins, good acidity and length. This wine calls for food. Drink 2014-2018.” Wine Advocate 92 points

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Angulo Innocenti Malbec La Consulta 2012 Product #28301 (In Stock)
Angulo Innocenti Malbec La Consulta 2012 Angulo Innocenti Malbec La Consulta 2012

A big Malbec that stays poised and focused, with half the wine raised in tank for freshness.

"The opaque purple-colored 2012 Malbec is a big (14.5% natural alcohol), 1,800-case cuvee that spent time in both neutral tanks (50%) and oak (50%). It reveals some spicy oak notes along with a big, sweet kiss of blackberry and black raspberry fruit as well as hints of camphor and white flowers. The complex aromatics are followed by a medium to full-bodied, lush, opulent Malbec to enjoy over the next 4-5 years, perhaps longer."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Proemio Malbec Reserve Mendoza 2013 Product #30352 (In Stock)
Proemio Malbec Reserve Mendoza 2013 Proemio Malbec Reserve Mendoza 2013

An outstanding value from this fairly young Mendoza estate focused on producing balanced wines that are rich enough for big flavors and fresh enough to just drink.  This is a great example of their work, 100% Malbec from Uco Valley harvested ripe, fermented cool, and aged 12 months in French Oak. Tangy cherry, sweet currant, chocolate, herb and spice aromas and flavors shine in this creamy, rich, wine that finishes firm and fine.  A lot of value here in a Malbec with fine clarity and no excess weight.

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Catena Malbec Mendoza 2013 Product #30312 (In Stock)

Argentina's most reliable Malbec has been delicious for so many years in a row that it's all too easy to pass over.  Don't - it's excellent!

"As I saw with the Cabernet, the 2013 Catena Malbec also feels fresher than the 2012. It is produced with fruit from Valle de Uco and some 20% from the Luján de Cuyo zone that fermented in a mixture of cement and stainless steel, and partly matured in barrels for some 10 months. The nose is full of violets and black cherries, and is quite perfumed. The palate has lively acidity that makes it extremely fresh, long, pleasant and easy to dink, and it cleanses your palate with the mineral-driven finish. A textbook Malbec to buy by the case. Drink or keep. This has to be one of the best vintages of this popular Malbec. The production figures are mind-boggling, as there are over one million bottles of this wine, so it should be quite easy to find."

Wine Advocate 91 points

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Familia Zuccardi Malbec Q Mendoza 2013 Product #30427 (In Stock)
Familia Zuccardi Malbec Q Mendoza 2013 Familia Zuccardi Malbec Q Mendoza 2013

A more refined, pure, take on Malbec than in the past from tihs winery, with juicy fruit flavors and a smooth, supple, texture.

"The 2013 Malbec Q is sourced from La Consulta (Altamira) and Vista Flores. This wine has changed since 2010; now only 30% to 50% of the wine is oaked and the rest is matured in cement vats. The oak is imperceptible, and there are plenty of aromas of violets and blueberries with some aromatic herbs, all fruit. What Sebastian Zuccardi looks for is to have some herbal/countryside aromas and a lively palate with good acidity, which is what you find here. This is really tasty, with a fine, chalky tannin (from Altamira?) and just plain great. 120,000 bottles produced."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Mendel Malbec Mendoza 2013 Product #30314 (In Stock)
Mendel Malbec Mendoza 2013 Mendel Malbec Mendoza 2013

"This wine has balance and finesse with blueberry, blackberry and some walnut character. Full body, fine tannins and a beautiful finish. Drink or hold."  James Suckling 93 points

"The 2013 Malbec is produced with the grapes from an ungrafted vineyard planted in 1928 in Mayor Drummond in Luján de Cuyo at some 980 meters altitude and another one in Perdriel. After hand-sorting the grapes, the wine macerated in 50- and 80-hectoliter tanks for three weeks. It matured in a combination of new, second- and third-use French oak barrels for 12-14 months. It has a lactic nose intermixed with aromas of flowers and fresh fruit. 2013 was a cooler year and the fruit had more malic acid, which might be the explanation for the lactic character I found here. It's also more floral and shows less aromas of plums so often found in warmer vintages. The medium-bodied palate shows good balance and is juicy with sweet tannins that make it very accessible. You feel the hand of a winemaker in this textbook Malbec. It should go an extra mile in bottle with the freshness of the year. 60,000 bottles produced."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Bramare Malbec Lujan De Cuyo 2012 Product #29275 (In Stock)
Bramare Malbec Lujan De Cuyo 2012 Bramare Malbec Lujan De Cuyo 2012

A powerful wine from one of the best growing regions in Mendoza.  California's Paul Hobbs has made this one of Argentina's very best estates in part by limiting new oak (under 40%) to let fruit flavors shine through.

"Lots of chocolate, walnut, and berry aromas with hints of toasted oak. Full body, with firm tannins and a juicy. Dark chocolate powder. Drink now."  James Suckling 94 points

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Flying Trout Brook Blend Columbia Valley 2012 Product #30319 (In Stock)
Flying Trout Brook Blend Columbia Valley 2012 Flying Trout Brook Blend Columbia Valley 2012

Not Mendoza, but compelling Malbec in a rich, creamy, powerful style.

"This blend of 60% Malbec and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon delivers notes of savory herbs, vanilla, cocoa and dark plum surrounded by a salty brine. The cranberry and blackberry flavors exhibit depth, elegance and purity, with a mesmerizing mouthfeel that leads to a hyper-extended, fruit-filled finish."Wine Enthusiast 93 points

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Proemio Icon 2011 Product #30488 (In Stock)
Proemio Icon 2011 Proemio Icon 2011

A powerful blend of 55% Malbec, 35% Syrah and 10% Merlot with a rich dose of expensive new oak.  Blueberry, blackberry, chocolate, menthol and spice aromas shine.  There's a chocolaty richness to the blue/black fruit with a nice lift of juicy acidity and plenty of sweet, supple, tannins on the finish.  A luxurious wine for grilled or roasted meat.

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