Argentina

Alta Vista

Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Color of dark ruby, quite cloudy, with purple on the rim. Nose of black cherry, raisin, sweet dried strawberry, crayon, oak, and a bit leathery. Taste of subtle acidity, black cherry and sweet grapes, polished tannins, spice, sweet oak, good flavors and right amount, very tasty. Aftertaste of some more peppery note, vanilla, medicinal note, medium long. She deserves high notes considering her quality and cost. — 12 days ago

David, Dawn and 4 others liked this

Bodega Catena Zapata

San Carlos Cabernet Franc 2014

Lovely crushed berries make up the nose, like a jam making factory at first pressing.

Fruit leather black raspberry, Ouzo like anise, grit from the cherry pit, blanched plum.
Ending in tonsil smacking cedar stave,
Love the push for Cab franc in the fertile glacier hewn soils of South America.
— 10 days ago

Daniel, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Delicious description! Cheers!

Mascota Vineyards

Unánime Chardonnay 2016

Homerun !! This is goooooooood! — 13 days ago

Aranwa

Mendoza Bonarda 2016

Spicy Juicy Fruit. Distinctively different and I like it! — 2 days ago

David, Paul and 6 others liked this

Bodega Catena Zapata

Ten centuries of Life, Death and Rebirth Malbec Argentino 2015

Dark, spicy Malbec with good fruit and a long finish. Would like to describe this wine as rugged which is weird but that’s how it is, good flavour, nice spice and herbs almost purple in colour with a kick. Don’t drink enough Malbec but that needs to change, this is good stuff. — 16 days ago

Shay, E and 10 others liked this
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Nice label, very good review- I’ll keep my eye out for this one.
Clive McNish

Clive McNish

@Neil Valenzuela Hi Neil, not sure where you are but if by chance in LA area, I got this at Hi-Time Wine Cellars, Costa Mesa. Great selection there.
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

@Clive McNish - I’m in SF, but I have a friend that lives in Costa Mesa, so I will have him run an errand for me- thank you!

Passionate Wine (Matias Michelini)

Demente Gualtallary Argentina Red Blend 2015

Dark berries on the nose, a hint of oak, high acidity on the palate with more dark berries and some stalkiness — 20 days ago

Terrazas de Los Andes

Reserva High Altitude Vineyards Malbec 2014

91/100pts, 4.2⭐. Star gazing Andean vineyards of Malbec, overlooking Mendoza plateau in 12month new French oak, 2014 vintage.

Dark ruby, violet rim, fat tears.
Fully smoked tobacco nose with elegant accords of overripe forest berries' jam.
Full body, velvet tannins, med acidity.
Multilayered palate, tons of black cherry & plummy notes in minty dark choco fudge.
Joyful cinnamon & sweet tobacco notes lifted by delicious acidity in long intense finish

💬All I could ask from a solid Argentinian Malbec is here
— 5 days ago

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*Gregory*

*Gregory*

Nice wine. Nice place :) Yiamas!
Antonis Zet.

Antonis Zet.

Hey here! Yiamas!

Valentin Bianchi

Bianchi Metodo Traditional Brut Sparkling White Blend

Almost ⅔ Chardonnay, ⅓ Pinot Noir and a 5% splash of Viognier to make it exciting.
This is one complex sparkler. It comes on with some Meyer lemon and tangerine, which is quickly greeted by a toasty note, then squeezed aside by a smokey aspect. There's a lot going on in there. The palate is simply delicious, with savory overtones on the fruit flavors. Acidity zips right along, but doesn't make a nuisance of itself. Pair away with, you know, anything - it's a bubbly - but I'm just going to sip this until it's gone.
— 12 days ago

P, Jeff and 7 others liked this

Alta Vista

Reserva Classic Torrontes 2015

Good well priced torrontes — 9 days ago

Mascota Vineyards

Extra Brut Rosé Blend

A very pale salmon-colored rosé. Bubbles are fine and persistent, though the mousse dissipates quickly (even though it’s a wee bit warmer that it should be. Nose is a bit shy yielding red fruits and hibiscus. Tart but weighty palate echoes the nose adding sharp acidity (which is to be expected). Don’t be scared. The prevailing world climate makes extra brut wines quite approachable. This is no exception. Enjoy as an aperitif or with seafood, poultry, or soft cheeses. — a month ago

Jay Jackson
with Jay
Laura, Mark and 2 others liked this