Mendoza, Cuyo

Bodega Luigi Bosca

Single Vineyard Lujan De Cuyo Malbec 2014

Famous guy he is, a good tasting brings you to the edge-of the Abyss with good intention and suddenly there you are, Malbec in hand, and Brazilians exuberantly dancing about carving a beast of prey. Good fit by Jove! — 3 days ago

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Jeff, Shawn and 1 other liked this

Bodegas y Vinedos O. Fournier (Ortega Fournier)

Alfa Crux Malbec

Some say the 2007 vintage wasn’t up to par with others, but I disagree. This needed about 2.5 hours to fully open up. Initial taste at one hour was concerning, but after the next hour it flourished. It is full bodied, full of stewed plums and very dark cherries with a caramel aftertaste. Small hints of dark chocolate followed by soft anise and white pepper. The very end finishes off with a well balanced vegetable earthiness that integrates all of the above flavours extremely well. It has enough edginess to give the wine character that can be enjoyed long into the night. It is silky and velvety across the tongue giving a royal taste throughout. Paired with Halibut marinated in spinach and truffle risotto. — 10 days ago

P, David and 7 others liked this

El Enemigo

Mendoza Cabernet Franc 2011

One of my new favorite house wines. Always enjoy CF in my Bordeaux and experimenting with signal varietal wines. True new world expression with bright red and black fruit and easy to drink. — 3 days ago

Tikal

Patriota Mendoza Malbec Bonarda 2014

This Argentinian Malbec Blend is always enjoyable. This 2014 was not the best vintage, but it is drinking very nicely now.

Showing black fruits with earth, oak, vegetables, barnyard, beef jerky, spices, tobacco leaf and black pepper.

Soft mouthfeel with medium acidity and mild complexity.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.
— 15 days ago

Aaron, Ron and 19 others liked this

Tapiz

Alta Collection Mendoza Malbec 2015

Malbec 2015 Tapiz Alta Collection. I love these Argentina malbecs. The color is very opaque. The bouquet is rhubarb jam on toast. The initial palate brings in ripe blackberry, raspberry, and a hint of cherry. It’s almost like a Cab and Pinot Noir blend. The mid palate is colored with minerals and graphite. The finish is minimally dry and leaves absolutely no aftertaste of anything. The canvas is back to empty. Love this wine!!!!!!!!!!!! This will pair well with any meat or cheese. Actually a beet and goat cheese salad followed by prime rib and a sweet potato and asparagus would be FANTASTIC! — 43 minutes ago

todd herron DPM

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I disagree with the other lower ratings other than mine of coarse.

Bodega Catena Zapata

Agrelo Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Medium bodied, silky smooth, ripe yet elegant, touch of tar, pepper and leather. Very tasty indeed in this vintage. — 17 days ago

Jason, Neil and 14 others liked this

Bodega Catena Zapata

High Mountain Vines Mendoza Malbec 2015

Forgot to take notes, but paired it up with lamb, artichokes and some grilled shishito peppers which made for a perfect Friday evening dinner. Drink up! — 10 days ago

David, Mike and 1 other liked this

Bodega Catena Zapata

Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2013

Meh. Serviceable plus. Forgettable in every sense. Right down to the generic “catena” so-and-so label — 6 days ago

David, P and 17 others liked this

Luca Wines

Laborde Double Select Uco Valley Syrah 2013

Laura Catena, a 4th generation winemaker who grew up in a traditional Argentine-Italian winemaking family in Mendoza. The wines are named after her children - Luca, Dante and Nicola - the background of the label is the McDermott coat of arms of her American husband, Daniel McDermott. Single-vineyard wine from land belonging to the Laborde family. Deep red with big ripe fruits and smoky oak. On the palate plum and jammy blackberry, spice with nice earthy character. Tannins are a bit rustic, lingering ending with toasty oak and spice. Nice value. — 10 days ago

Alex, Michael and 2 others liked this

Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)

Gran Reserva Amancaya Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Lovely blend. Medium body. Enjoyed pre-dinner with tapenade. Doesn’t taste like a Malbec but the cab doesn’t overwhelm it. Currents and perhaps a little blackberry. — a day ago