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Argentina is the fifth largest producer of wine in the world. Argentine wine, as with some aspects of Argentine cuisine, has its roots in Spain. The wines started being exported during the 1990s, and are currently growing in popularity, making it now the largest wine exporter in South America. The most important wine regions of the country are located in the provinces of Mendoza, San Juan and La Rioja. Salta, Catamarca, Río Negro and more recently Southern Buenos Aires are also wine producing regions. The Mendoza province produces more than 60% of the Argentine wine. Due to the high altitude and low humidity of the main wine producing regions, Argentine vineyards rarely face the problems of insects, fungi, molds and other grape diseases that affect vineyards in other countries. This allows cultivating with little or no pesticides, enabling even organic wines to be easily produced. There are many different varieties of grapes cultivated in Argentina, reflecting the country's many immigrant groups. The French brought Malbec, which makes most of Argentina's best known wines. The Italians brought vines that they called Bonarda, although Argentine Bonarda appears to be the Douce noir of Savoie, also known as Charbono in California. It has nothing in common with the light fruity wines made from Bonarda Piemontese in Piedmont. Torrontés is another typically Argentine grape and is mostly found in the provinces of La Rioja, San Juan, and Salta. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay and other international varieties are becoming more widely planted.

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  • ACHAVAL FERRER 2012 QUIMERA

    Item #: 377406
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE SPECTATOR 90 POINTS - "Tightly wound, with intense cherry and raspberry preserve flavors, flanked by Asia...
    WINE SPECTATOR 90 POINTS - "Tightly wound, with intense cherry and raspberry preserve flavors, flanked by Asian spice notes. Bittersweet chocolate accents appear on the finish. Needs time to flesh out. Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2016 through 2019. 7,212 cases made."
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  • ACHAVAL FERRER 07 BELLAVISTA

    Item #: 350250
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 96
    WINE ADVOCATE 96 POINTS - " The 2007 Finca Bella Vista is the first bottling of this cuvee since the 2004 vin...
    WINE ADVOCATE 96 POINTS - " The 2007 Finca Bella Vista is the first bottling of this cuvee since the 2004 vintage because 2005 and 2006 were wiped out by hail. The Bella Vista vineyard was planted in 1910 with yields for this wine at a miniscule 0.75 tons per acre. The wine was aged for 15 months in 100% new French oak. A glass-coating opaque purple, it offers up an alluring bouquet of smoke, scorched earth, incense, violets, black cherry, and blackberry. Medium- to full-bodied, velvety-textured, and surprisingly forward, this voluptuous effort has gobs of layered sweet fruit, earth and spice notes, plenty of concealed fine grained tannin, and a lengthy finish. The temptation will be to drink this hedonistic effort without delay. However, it will reward extended cellaring and should be at its best from 2013 to 2022."
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  • ACHAVAL FERRER 2006 ALTAMIRA

    Item #: 350188
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 96
    WINE ADVOCATE 96 POINTS - "The 2006 Finca Altamira is deep crimson-colored with a complex aromatic array of wood ...
    WINE ADVOCATE 96 POINTS - "The 2006 Finca Altamira is deep crimson-colored with a complex aromatic array of wood smoke, spice box, mineral, espresso, black cherry, and black raspberry. Structured, opulent, and long, it will develop in the cellar for another 3-5 years and provide prime drinking from 2012 to 2021."
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  • ACHAVAL FERRER 2007 ALTAMIRA

    Item #: 350252
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 95
    WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS - "The 2007 Finca Altamira was sourced from a 14-acre, 80+-year-old vineyard with yiel...
    WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS - "The 2007 Finca Altamira was sourced from a 14-acre, 80+-year-old vineyard with yields of 0.75 tons per acre. It was aged in new French oak for 15 months. Opaque purple/black in color, it has an entrancing aromatic array of pain grille, pencil lead, scorched earth, truffle, black cherry, and plum. Opulent on the palate but with a bit more elegance than the Bella Vista cuvee, it is already revealing complex flavors along with its considerable depth, richness, and length. It will continue to blossom for another 3-4 years and offer prime drinking from 2013 to 2022."
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  • ACHAVAL FERRER 2007 MIRADOR

    Item #: 350251
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    WINE ADVOCATE 94 POINTS - "The 2007 Finca Mirador was sourced from a 13-acre parcel in Medrano planted in 1921. The yields for this wine were 0.9...
    WINE ADVOCATE 94 POINTS - "The 2007 Finca Mirador was sourced from a 13-acre parcel in Medrano planted in 1921. The yields for this wine were 0.9 tons per acre with the wine aged for 15 months in new French oak. Purple-colored with a superb display of toasty new oak, lilacs, spice box, black cherry, and black raspberry, on the palate it sports an elegant personality, savory flavors, underlying structure, and a lengthy, 45-second finish. It, too, will drink well from 2013 to 2022."
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  • ACHAVAL FERRER 2012 ALTAMIRA

    Item #: 380907
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Spectator: 93
    WINE SPECTATOR 93 POINTS - "A lush and vibrant red, offering rich balsamic notes to the roasted plum, dried meat a...
    WINE SPECTATOR 93 POINTS - "A lush and vibrant red, offering rich balsamic notes to the roasted plum, dried meat and minerally flavors. Intensely spicy midpalate, with a vibrant finish that lingers with licorice and dark chocolate accents. Drink now through 2019."
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  • ALAMOS 2014 CHARDONNAY

    Item #: 378352
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Alamos crafts quality wines from Argentina, offering the best of the country's high altitude vineyards at an incredible value. Alamos grapes are gr...
    Alamos crafts quality wines from Argentina, offering the best of the country's high altitude vineyards at an incredible value. Alamos grapes are grown at the foothills of the Andes Mountains at elevations of 3,000 to 6,000 feet, where intense sunlight, cool evening temperatures and mineral-rich irrigation from mountain snowmelt translate to bright aromatics and rich flavors. Alamos Chardonnay offers flavors of ripe apple, apricot and peach with layers of tropical fruit. Oak aging lent this wine aromas and flavors of brown spice and butterscotch, creating a full mouthfeel and lingering finish.
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  • ALAMOS 2015 MALBEC

    Item #: 377778
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The purple-colored Malbec Blend contains 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Bonarda. The wine was aged in French and American oak. It offers up a nose of...
    The purple-colored Malbec Blend contains 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Bonarda. The wine was aged in French and American oak. It offers up a nose of cedar, black cherry, and plum leading to a dense wine with plenty of savory black fruit flavor, a forward personality, and good length.

    This organic wine is stored in American and French oak barrels for nine months; a quarter of this time is spent in new oak barrels. Rich dark violet colour. Intense aroma of dark berries and plums. The taste has elegant tones of concentrated fruit, coffee and tannins.
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  • ALMA NEGRA 2013

    Item #: 379221
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    This deep, dark truthful mirror of a red wine, this blend of Bonarda and Malbec enriches the soul upon drinking (or so we believe). The dark oxbloo...
    This deep, dark truthful mirror of a red wine, this blend of Bonarda and Malbec enriches the soul upon drinking (or so we believe). The dark oxblood color leads to a nose of black plum and light minerality (loam, sea salt, white pepper) and a feeling that this is serious wine. More plum, both dark and red, mixed with ripe cherry fruit tones is synthesized on the palate with perfect acidity and rich, earthy minerality foreshadowed in the nose; this is excellent, say Wow!, stunning wine.

    There are many virtues of beauty. However, the expression of beauty is different in every soul. In fact, there can be a dark, mysterious side to this beauty. Alma Negra (dark soul) honors the unexplored depths of beauty in the shadows of our souls.
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  • ANTIGAL UNO 2013 MALBEC

    Item #: 380803
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Intense red color with violet tones. Aromas of wild berry and dark plum with a hint of coffee. Berry and plum continue to the palate with smoke and...
    Intense red color with violet tones. Aromas of wild berry and dark plum with a hint of coffee. Berry and plum continue to the palate with smoke and vanilla joining through the persistent finish. Pairs well with red meat entrees, Beef Wellington, roasted leg of lamb, grilled vegetables, and semi-firm cheeses.
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  • BODEGAS CARO 2013 AMANCAYA

    Item #: 380673
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    James Suckling: 93
    JAMES SUCKLING 93 POINTS - " Incredibly floral and bright with dried berry, violet and lilac on the nose. Ful...
    JAMES SUCKLING 93 POINTS - " Incredibly floral and bright with dried berry, violet and lilac on the nose. Full to medium body with a beautiful texture of ripe tannins. Very polished tannins. Harmony and finesse here. Very late harvest delivered unique character. 50% aged in concrete and 50% in French barrel, 20% new."
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  • BODEGAS NOEMIA 2014 A LISA PATAGON

    Item #: 380678
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 91
    Vinous Media: 91
    WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - "The 2014 A Lisa shows more ripeness than in the 2013, as the growing season was slight...
    WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - "The 2014 A Lisa shows more ripeness than in the 2013, as the growing season was slightly warmer. The nose of this 2014 leans toward black cherries (while in 2013 were more red) with some licorice and it also has an earthy touch. The wine is a little more structured, it has more weight, though is still medium to full-bodied. 65,000 bottles produced."

    ANTONIO GALLONI 91 POINTS - "Bright ruby-red. Sexy perfumed lift to the aromas of crushed black raspberry, flowers and spices. Wonderfully floral and ripe in the mouth, with strong but integrated acidity and a repeating floral quality giving the middle palate a light touch. Remarkably ripe and satisfying for 2014 but not a bit weighty; this really showcases the energy of Patagonian wines. Finishes with ripe, smooth tannins and an exhilarating liqueur-like touch."

    Noemia Patagonia is one of those wineries that has everything going for it—great vineyards in a unique site; one of the world’s most highly regarded winemakers; impeccable Bio-Dynamic farming; and undeniably delicious wine that is praised by every critic who tastes them. We love the balance and brightness of these wines and you may have seen notes from us on previous vintages of Noemia Patagonia. Wines from Argentina’ s Rio Negro region in the southern state of Patagonia are hard to find as the region is about 600 miles south of Mendoza, the center of Argentina’s wine production, and production remain small. Rio Negro is significantly cooler than Mendoza and produces Malbecs that are deeply aromatic and suffused with fresh red fruit notes of pomegranate, raspberry, and currant.
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  • CARLOS PULENTA 2013 VISTALBA CORTE B

    Item #: 380185
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Winemaker's Notes - "The Corte B displays intense burgundy color at the edges of the glass and blackish color in the center. On the nose, a...
    Winemaker's Notes - "The Corte B displays intense burgundy color at the edges of the glass and blackish color in the center. On the nose, a harmonious blend of three varietals (Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Bonarda). Balsamic notes. Sweet on the entry and broad rather than long. Velvety tannins and fruity finish, with reminiscences of blackberries."

    "WINE & SPIRITS 92 POINTS An intense red, this blend of 54 percent malbec, 28 percent cabernet and 18 percent bonarda is a selection off 123 acres in Vistalba, the highest part of Mendoza, right next to Mendoza River. It offers both a firm, steely structure and a wealth of refreshing red fruit flavors, sweet spice and flowery notes. The finish is fresh, the tannins acting as guardians of that freshness. Wine & Spirits - "An intense red, this blend of 54 percent malbec, 28 percent cabernet and 18 percent bonarda is a selection off 123 acres in Vistalba, the highest part of Mendoza, right next to Mendoza River. It offers both a firm, steely structure and a wealth of refreshing red fruit flavors, sweet spice and flowery notes. The finish is fresh, the tannins acting as guardians of that freshness."
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  • CARLOS PULENTA 2014 VISTALBA "CORTE C"

    Item #: 378106
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The nose is an enticing blend of red and black berry fruits, cherries and blackberries, surrounded by a midnight garden floral ambiance-the perfume...
    The nose is an enticing blend of red and black berry fruits, cherries and blackberries, surrounded by a midnight garden floral ambiance-the perfume is captivating! Subtle notes of briar and cedar wood with a light touch of mixed spices and tobacco make for a more complex, rich aromatic milieu. The palate continues with the red and dark fruit flavors, suspended in an unctuous body and mouthfeel. Notes of charcuterie and leather meld with silky tannins and appropos acidity leading to a layer of spice and underbrush. The finish is lengthy, tasty and memorable. Bodega Vistalba was built in the year 2002 on a family farm in the heart of Vistalba (LujAn de Cuyo), Argentina. The architecture style is "Criollo" or Argentine native style. This blends perfectly into the classic Mendoza terroir. Following the heritage of his ancestors and the traditional winemaking that the first Italian and Spanish immigrants brought to Argentina, this is where owner and winemaker Carlos Pulenta developed his personal undertaking of blending wines involving members of his family, advisors, enologists and a highly-esteemed group of people who knew his land well.
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  • CATENA 06 ADRIANNA MALBEC

    Item #: 350243
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 95
    Wine Spectator: 94
    WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS - "The 2006 Malbec Adrianna Vineyard received the identical elevage as the Nicasia cu...
    WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS - "The 2006 Malbec Adrianna Vineyard received the identical elevage as the Nicasia cuvee. It has a racier personality with a silky palate feel, sweet flavors, and exceptional length. It, too, merits 6-8 years of cellaring and will present a drinking window extending from 2013 to 2026."

    WINE SPECTATOR 94 POINTS - " Wine Spectator - "This is powerfully rendered, with dark fig, black tea, melted licorice and plum sauce notes cascading over one another, while dense, loamy tannins provide support. Superdense on the finish, but with a long, supple texture that lets the fruit sail on. Best from 2010 through 2012."
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  • CATENA 06 ARGENTINO MALBEC

    Item #: 350244
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 96
    WINE ADVOCATE 96 POINTS - "The 2006 Malbec Argentino is a blend of the Nicasia and Adrianna Vineyards with the sa...
    WINE ADVOCATE 96 POINTS - "The 2006 Malbec Argentino is a blend of the Nicasia and Adrianna Vineyards with the same elevage. As so often happens, the combination is better than either of the individual components. It is more complex aromatically, seems more opulent, has tons of flavor, and a lengthy, 60-second finish."
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  • CATENA 06 NICASIA

    Item #: 350246
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Spectator: 95
    WINE ENTHUSIAST 97 POINTS - "If the color doesn't tell the full story, the nose will: it's impeccably perfumed,...
    WINE ENTHUSIAST 97 POINTS - "If the color doesn't tell the full story, the nose will: it's impeccably perfumed, round and sweet, with amazing fruit aromas and a toasty background. The feel is a lush and rich as they come, and there's outstanding purity to the lusty black fruit flavors. A masher with elegance. Maybe the best Malbec Argentina has ever produced. Drink from 2010-15."

    WINE SPECTATOR 95 POINTS - "Dense and layered, with loads of braised fig, currant paste, crushed plum and macerated blackberry fruit laced with licorice snap, black tea and spice notes. The long, broad finish has superb acidity buried deep, letting a floral hint skitter in the background. Shows impressive depth and range."
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  • CATENA 06 ZAPATA

    Item #: 350245
    Bottle Size: 750ML
  • CATENA 2005 NICHOLA CATENA ZAPATA

    Item #: 350195
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 98
    WINE ADVOCATE 98 POINTS - "The flagship wines begin with the purple/black-colored 2005 Nicolas Catena Zapata, a b...
    WINE ADVOCATE 98 POINTS - "The flagship wines begin with the purple/black-colored 2005 Nicolas Catena Zapata, a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Malbec. The fruit was sourced from four of the estate’s finest high-elevation vineyards, and aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak. The brooding bouquet delivers pain grille, mineral, violet, scorched earth, pepper, espresso, black cherry, and black raspberry aromas leading to a dense, opulent wine with gobs of savory fruit, ripe tannins, terrific concentration, and a 60-second finish. Allow it 6-8 years in the cellar to reveal its full potential and enjoy it from 2015 to 2030."
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  • CATENA 2010 NICOLAS CATENA ZAPATA

    Item #: 380795
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS - "Doctor Nicolas Catena always liked Cabernet Sauvignon so the wine that carries his ...
    WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS - "Doctor Nicolas Catena always liked Cabernet Sauvignon so the wine that carries his name has a greater percentage of the noble Bordeaux grape. The 2010 Nicolas Catena Zapata is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Malbec sourced from La Piramide, Domingo, Adrianna and Nicasia. The fresh and balanced 2010 produced good ripeness of the fruit but the acidity was also great and the wine finished with 6.5 grams of acidity and a natural pH of 3.5, as the grapes are selected from cold soils. The first vintage was 1997, but this has to be one of their finest. This has the intensity of the Catena Alta Cabernet and the verticality and austerity of the Adrianna Malbec. It has very good acidity and intensity, while it has some velvety tannins. For a minute I was trying to remember the varietals as the sense of place, the freshness and the earthy sensations clearly take over. A superb bottle of wine. This is a wine to age. Drink 2016-2023. "
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  • CATENA 2013 ALTA CHARDONNAY

    Item #: 377329
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Vinous Media: 92
    ANTONIO GALLONI 92 POINTS - "Bright, pure yellow. Energetic aromas of white peach, flowers and minerals, plus ...
    ANTONIO GALLONI 92 POINTS - "Bright, pure yellow. Energetic aromas of white peach, flowers and minerals, plus a touch of brown spices. A step up in intensity and grain from the Appellation Tupungato Chardonnay, conveying a plush texture but an element of delicacy to the flavors of white stone fruits, spices, minerals and fleur de sel. Most impressive on the long, slowly mounting finish. Not too many vintages ago, this wine was routinely aged in 100% new oak."
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  • CATENA 2014 MALBEC

    Item #: 377265
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The Catena Malbec presents a deep violet color. This microclimate blend of four unique vineyards offers intense aromas, a soft texture, and concent...
    The Catena Malbec presents a deep violet color. This microclimate blend of four unique vineyards offers intense aromas, a soft texture, and concentrated flavor. Deep aromas of ripe red and dark fruits are joined by delicate violet and lavender notes, with traces of vanilla and mocha. A rich, concentrated mouthfeel is highlighted by flavors of blueberries and blackberries with a touch of sweet spice, and leather. The wine finishes with bright acidity, well-integrated and silky tannins, and a flinty minerality that lingers on the palate.
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  • CATENA 2015 CHARDONNAY

    Item #: 376210
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - "The balsamic and showy 2015 Chardonnay is a blend of three vineyards, one small plo...
    WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - "The balsamic and showy 2015 Chardonnay is a blend of three vineyards, one small plot from Agrelo (less than 10% of the volume, as it's no more than four hectares), another one from Villa Bastías from the Tupungato department and a third one in Gualtallary, also in Tupungato in the Valle de Uco. Vinified, aged separately and blended before bottling, 15% of the volume goes through malolactic in oak barrels where it also matured for one year while the rest was kept in stainless steel. It has a mixture of yellow fruit and subtle oak keeping a core of white fruit and flowers. This follows the style of the 2014--medium-bodied with some chalky tannins that provide a chalky texture and a supple finish."
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  • CATENA ALTA 2013 MALBEC

    Item #: 377302
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 94
    James Suckling: 94
  • CATENA ZAPATA 2005 ARGENTINO MALBEC

    Item #: 350127
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 97+
    Wine Spectator: 95
    eROBERT PARKER 97+ POINTS: "The 2005 Malbec Argentino is a blend of the Nicasia and Adrianna Vineyards. As is ofte...
    eROBERT PARKER 97+ POINTS: "The 2005 Malbec Argentino is a blend of the Nicasia and Adrianna Vineyards. As is often the case, the blend is better (although not by much) than either of the individual components. It offers greater complexity both aromatically and on the palate, opulence, great fruit expression, and superb aging potential. Drink this beautifully rendered wine from 2015 to 2035."

    WINE SPECTATOR 95 POINTS: "The 2005 Malbec Argentino is a blend of the Nicasia and Adrianna Vineyards. As is often the case, the blend is better (although not by much) than either of the individual components. It offers greater complexity both aromatically and on the palate, opulence, great fruit expression, and superb aging potential. Drink this beautifully rendered wine from 2015 to 2035."
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