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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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Tussock Jumper Malbec Tulum Valley 2016 Product #33247 (In Stock)
Tussock Jumper Malbec Tulum Valley 2016 Tussock Jumper Malbec Tulum Valley 2016

I guess you can call the red garment on the cow on the label a “jumper,” but what a small clump of more dense than usual grass (a “Tussock”) has to do with this wine is beyond us.  And since we automatically think “Mendoza” when we see Argentine Malbec, it takes a moment to notice that this is from the Tulum Valley near San Juan, about two hours north of Mendoza.  But what’s clear as soon as you taste it, though, is that this is just a great house red!

This is 100% Malbec grown at lower altitudes than in Mendoza (600 vs 6,000+  feet) at lower alcohol levels (just 13.0%!).  But it takes to wood just as well at its Mendoza cousins, as you’ll notice right away from the way spicy, coffee, scents complement the notes of dark black raspberry, blackberry and plum.  On the palate, it’s fleshy and feels full but not heavy, serving up big spiced blackberry and red raspberry fruit flavors with accents of roasted coffee, cocoa and spice.  Spiced fruit, a touch of vanilla bean, and gentle smoke flavors linger across a broad, smooth, finish.  Fun to sip, nicely matched with anything from pizza to burgers to lamb, and priced to share with a crowd.

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Mission La Caminade Cahors 2016 Product #32978 (In Stock)
Mission La Caminade Cahors 2016 Mission La Caminade Cahors 2016

After Bordeaux largely dropped the grape in the late 1800s and before Argentinan wines exploded on the scene, if you wanted to drink Malbec, you found your way to Cahors.  South of Bordeaux, the "black wine of Cahors" gained fame for it's inky color, firm structure, and captivating blend of dark fruit, warm spice and loads of gravely minerality.  This is a great introduction to contemporary Cahors, with a dash of Merlot softening Malbec's firm, stony, edges.  Plenty of tangy fruit, layers of sweet and savory spice, and a darkly earthy finish make this a great match for stews, roasts and burgers.

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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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Catena Malbec Mendoza 2015 375ml Product #32821 (In Stock)
Catena Malbec Mendoza 2015 375ml Catena Malbec Mendoza 2015 375ml

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"The impressive 2015 Catena Malbec is subtle, balanced and elegant. It mixes fruit from many different zones, with the grapes from the higher part of Valle de Uco fermented with full clusters, the medium part (Vista Flores, lower La Consulta) destemmed and put together with the full clusters from the higher altitude vineyards and the lower parts totally destemmed and in stainless steel. This is a complex blend that showcases the typicity of Malbec in the province of Mendoza with perfumed notes of violets and black cherries, and a touch of spices. The palate has great balance, elegance and subtleness with very fine tannins. Great value for money."Wine Advocate 91 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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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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Ch La Caminade Cahors La Commandery 2014 Product #33336 (In Stock)

Take the rich and grippy power of Malbec from Cahors, France, and give it time in oak to round and smooth out - you get this delicious and cookout-friendly red to pair with grilled and roasted meat.

"This smooth, ripe wine is ready to drink, displaying a forward black fruit flavor and rich, well-integrated tannins. A lovely balance of rich fruit and tannic structure. Drink now."Wine Enthusiast 90 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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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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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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