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2018 Estancia Uspallata Malbec

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May 19, 2024 - $36



95The Wine Advocate

It has concentration and ripeness but with elegance and balance. It has a medium-bodied palate, focused and clean flavors and a remarkable finish.

94James Suckling

This is an elegant, refined red with outstanding balance and polished tannin structure. Beautiful crushed stones and pencil lead turn to reserved fruit character with some spicy, peppery nuances. Long finish.

93Vinous / IWC

...explosive, elemental combination of fresh plum, sour cherry, red currant, herbs and stalk. Both concentrated and light on its feet, it has a freshness that balances the ripeness to create unusually intense flavors, as though each descriptor arrived on the tongue with a letter of introduction.

90Wine Enthusiast

...cherry and herbaceous aromas...herbal character and delivers ripe red- and black-fruit flavors blended with notes of grass and tobacco.

16.5Jancis Robinson

Light peppery nose, polished tannins and mountain energy and intensity. Lots of build on the finish.


Argentina, Mendoza (Cuyo)

Mendoza on the western edge of Argentina is the nation’s largest and most important wine producing region. With about a billion acres under vine, the region of Mendoza alone has nearly half as many vineyards acres as all of the United States. Located on the edge of the Andes, vineyards here are high, usually 2,000 to 3,600 feet above sea level, yet they enjoy a relatively temperate climate and four distinct seasons. The soil is sandy and alluvial with clay underneath and moderate rainfall encourages growth. Historically Argentina, and Mendoza, grew pink skin grapes for slightly sweet pink or white wines. Those grapes are still grown for bulk jug wine. Since the late 1980s, however, Malbec has been Mendoza’s most important grape, since it makes a rich, dark, robust, age-worth red. The second most important red grape is Bonarda, which is thought to be the same grape that California growers know as Charbono. Italian and Spanish red grapes including Sangiovese, Barbera and Tempranillo were brought by immigrants, and they are grown today. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Torrontés and numerous other red and white grapes are also grown successfully.


Red Wine, Malbec

This grape produces a dark red wine with plenty of tannins. It is one of the six grapes allowed for blending red Bordeaux wines. Malbec is also the flagship variety of Argentina. The grape needs a lot of sun and heat to mature. It adds complexity and intensity to blends.