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Santa Julia Malbec Plus 2017 Product #33132 (In Stock)
Santa Julia Malbec Plus 2017 Santa Julia Malbec Plus 2017

Here's an absolutely SCREAMING house/party red wine deal in the form of ripe and fruit-filled Mendoza Malbec.  José Zuccardi, director of Mendoza's top-notch Familia Zuccardi estate, created this estate in 1994 and named it in honor of his only daughter, Julia.  From the beginning, it's been a leading force in organic and sustainable grape growing for Mendoza, and a portion of each year's profits are invested locally to support sustainability and community initiatives.

Which is all just a bonus - a "Plus" if you will - to just how good this tastes.  It's 100% Mendoza Malbec fermented cool and with 30% aged in used French oak barriques.  At 13.5% alcohol, it's got a nicely plump feel without going overboard to heavy. There's a generous serving of ripe red currant and cherry fruit on the nose and palate with pretty spice shadings and a fine-grained, smooth, finish.  An easy-drinking value with great mouthfeel and a clean, easy, finish you can take home for a song.  Which is a big "Plus" indeed!

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Tinto Negro Malbec Mendoza 2016 Product #32980 (In Stock)
Tinto Negro Malbec Mendoza 2016 Tinto Negro Malbec Mendoza 2016

A juicy, un-oaked, Malbec from Mendoza’s Uco Valley that’s all about fun. You'll love the big berry fruit and aromas of spice, smoke and herb. On the palate it's smooth and rich, without any oak influence, making this a perfect 'house red' to go with a wide variety of foods, and to carry you right on through grilling season.

"A juicy and fruity wine yet tight and focused. Stone and sandy character. Cool and focused. On it."  James Suckling 92 points

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Santa Julia Reserva Malbec Mountain Blend Uco Valley 2016 Product #32602 (In Stock)
Santa Julia Reserva Malbec Mountain Blend Uco Valley 2016 Santa Julia Reserva Malbec Mountain Blend Uco Valley 2016

Malbec/Cab Franc?  Yup - delicious!

"A new red blend first produced in 2015 and sold in the US as Mountain Blend, the 2016 Reserva Malbec Cabernet Franc was also produced with fruit from the Valle de Uco, as the whole Reserva line is now. This Reserva line ferments in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and matures in a combination of stainless steel and used oak barrels. I think the combination of Malbec with some 30% Cabernet Franc is superb, and the two grapes complement each other very nicely, both in terms of aromas as well as texture/tannins, and this is a very good example of it. This has bright fruit, a fresh palate and a vibrant finish. This is really pleasant. Great value, and a superb example of why this blend is gaining traction in Argentina."Wine Advocate 90 points

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High Note Elevated Malbec 2016 Product #33410 (In Stock)
High Note Elevated Malbec 2016 High Note Elevated Malbec 2016

This nicely over-delivers for the reasonable price!  Classic aromas of violet, jasmine and ripe red fruits lead to flavors of black currant, blackberry, plum and cinnamon spice.  Feels creamy and smooth in the middle and then finishes with very fine, easygoing, tannins.  We like the richness of fruit here without jamminess or too much oak. A fine party and grilling selection!

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Catena Chardonnay Mendoza 2015 Product #31498 (In Stock)
Catena Chardonnay Mendoza 2015 Catena Chardonnay Mendoza 2015

Every vintage, just another great wine from Nicolas and Laura Catena. Lightly oaked, very fresh, loaded with fruit.

"Bright gold-tinged yellow. Much deeper, riper and richer than the basic 2014 Mendoza Chardonnay, offering sweet stone fruit and apple flavors lifted by saline minerality. This dense Chardonnay shows glyceral warmth but finishes with noteworthy lift."  Vinous (Tanzer) 90 points

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Gene Gen Del Alma Malbec Blend Mendoza 2016 Product #32877 (In Stock)
Gene Gen Del Alma Malbec Blend Mendoza 2016 Gene Gen Del Alma Malbec Blend Mendoza 2016

Mendoza Malbec is good - but it's TONS better when blended with complementary grapes.  Here 20% each Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc plus 10% Merlot lift Malbec to very high heights indeed.  It's loaded with sweet red currant and raspberry fruit with subtle accents of crushed herb, tobacco and spice. Mendoza's Gualtallary sub-region is famed for it's zesty freshness, here matched by depth of fruit and firm, textured, tannins.

"Cropped from a cool and wet vintage, the 2015 Gene is a blend of 50% Malbec with 20% each Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc plus 10% Merlot from Gualtallary that aims to show the gentler side of the appellation, fresh with a soft texture. The Malbec fermented in cement vats and the other grapes in amphorae and then matured in well-seasoned, neutral barriques for some ten months. This has a more commercial, accessible profile, though for the wider audience but keeping the electricity and minerality from Gualtallary. There is less oak than in previous vintages; the barrels are older and they are fine-tuning the process."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Flechas De Los Andes Gran Malbec 2012 Product #33170 (In Stock)

"Dark, aromatic, slightly high-toned scents of black cherry, licorice, tobacco leaf, violet, minerals and bitter chocolate. Densely packed and smooth but very tightly wound, still showing a touch of reduction to its powerful ripe flavors of blackberry, herbs and menthol. The middle palate is slightly leavened by a savory element. This Malbec has the stuffing, ripeness and structure to reward more aging but it's passing through a rather clenched phase today, even if the serious tannins are essentially pliant. Best at the moment on the dark, rising, subtly perfumed back end. Plenty of potential here."  Vinous (Tanzer) 91+ points

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Chakana Estate Selection Red Blend 2015 Product #32953 (In Stock)
Chakana Estate Selection Red Blend 2015 Chakana Estate Selection Red Blend 2015

A bold, steakhouse, red blending 75% Malbec and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, all aged in French oak for a full year.  Dark, spicy, and powerfully ripe, there's fine freshness and vigor here to match the lushly layered red and black fruit.

"Bright, dark red with ruby highlights. Pure but subdued scents of dark raspberry, pepper, chocolate and menthol. Fine-grained, savory and fresh; an alluring, delineated midweight with spicy and floral high notes to its raspberry and currant fruit flavors. The peppery quality carries through the wine and perks up the finish. The tannins are firm but harmonious. This impeccably balanced, structured wine finishes with firm but harmonious tannins and subtly palate-staining spicy length."  Vinous (Raynolds) 92 points

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Catena Malbec Mendoza La Consulta 2015 Product #32219 (In Stock)
Catena Malbec Mendoza La Consulta 2015 Catena Malbec Mendoza La Consulta 2015

From a new line highlighting the unique character of different parts of Argentina's Mendoza Valley.  This is delicious and pure, especially with an hour of air.

"For now the whole appellation range comes from single vineyards, and the 2015 Appellation La Consulta Malbec is sourced from an old 25-hectare vineyard in the banks of the Tunuyán river in the higher part of La Consulta, very close to Altamira, where the soils have clay and boulders from the river. This part of the Valle de Uco in a cool vintage like 2015 produced a serious, cold Malbec, less expressive in the nose but with a mineral sensation and a palate where the tannins are extremely fine. It developed a note of graphite with time in the glass."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Felino Vina Cobos (Paul Hobbs) Malbec 2016 Product #32678 (In Stock)
Felino Vina Cobos (Paul Hobbs) Malbec 2016 Felino Vina Cobos (Paul Hobbs) Malbec 2016

Over the past few years, owner/winemaker Paul Hobbs has been moving this estate in the direction of greater fresheness and purity.  That change shines through here in a delicious, fruit-filled, Malbec you'll enjoy solo and with food.

"This is focused and refined with a beautiful precision and finesse. Medium body, fine tannins, and fresh wine. Very beautiful finish. Drink now."  James Suckling 92 points

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Tinto Negro Malbec Limestone Block Mendoza 2014 Product #32706 (In Stock)
Tinto Negro Malbec Limestone Block Mendoza 2014 Tinto Negro Malbec Limestone Block Mendoza 2014

"Musky aromas of cassis, licorice and bitter chocolate, plus a touch of oak. Concentrated, bright, nicely delineated dark berry and smoky mineral flavors shows good sweetness for the year. Round, seamless wine with no sign of heaviness or tiredness. Finishes tactile, broad and persistent, with nicely buffered tannins. This very suave wine should provide considerable early appeal."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

"The 2014 Malbec Limestone Block is sourced from a single vineyard in the Chacayes zone that has stones covered in limestone, the characteristic that names the wine. It feels quite ripe, with some organic hints of soil intermixed with prunes and damsons. The palate is fresher and has some cherry flavors shaped by fine, chalky tannins and balanced acidity."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Bramare Malbec Lujan De Cuyo 2014 Product #32044 (In Stock)
Bramare Malbec Lujan De Cuyo 2014 Bramare Malbec Lujan De Cuyo 2014

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.

"A rich and lusciously spiced red, with dark cherry, dried blackberry and roasted plum flavors, accented by dark chocolate notes. Creamy midpalate, featuring a finish loaded with Asian spice and peppery details. Drink now through 2021."Wine Spectator 92 points

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