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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.

2004 Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata Red

Base neck fill; heavy label condition issue

WA  98   
ST  93+    
WS  92   
JR  17.5   

2005 Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata Red

WA  98   
WS  94   
ST  94+    
WE  94   
3 available
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2018 Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata Red

VN  96   
JS  96   
JR  17   
10 available
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2007 Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata Red

6-bottle Lot, Wood Case

WA  98   
WS  92   
4 available
Bid *

2015 Viña Cobos Chañares Vineyard Malbec

1.5ltr

Signed by the Winemaker

WA  96   
WE  94   
JR  16.5   

2016 Viña Cobos Marchiori Vineyard Block C2 Malbec

1.5ltr

Signed bottle

WS  96   

2015 Viña Cobos Marchiori Vineyard Malbec

1.5ltr

Signed by the Winemaker

WA  95   
WS  95   
WE  92   

2013 Viña Cobos Marchiori Vineyard Volturno

WE  92   
WS  90   
3 available
Bid *

2008 Achaval-Ferrer Finca Bella Vista Perdriel

1.5ltr

WA  98   
WS  93   

2008 Achaval-Ferrer Finca Mirador

WA  96   
WS  93   
ST  91+    
JR  17.5   
3 available
Bid *

2005 Achaval-Ferrer Finca Mirador Medrano

Light capsule condition issue; heavy signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

WA  94   
WS  93   
ST  92+    
3 available
Bid *

2005 Achaval-Ferrer Finca Mirador Medrano

Light capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; heavy signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

WA  94   
WS  93   
ST  92+    

2010 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Cabernet Franc

WA  97   
3 available
Bid *

2017 El Enemigo Chardonnay

WS  91   
VN  91   
11 available
Bid *

2015 Chakana Ayni Vino de Parcella Gravas Malbec

WE  92   
JR  17+    
6 available
Bid *

2015 Chakana Ayni Vino de Parcella Gravas Malbec

3-bottle Lot

WE  92   
JR  17+    
2 available
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2015 Chakana Ayni Vino de Parcella Gravas Malbec

6-bottle Lot

WE  92   
JR  17+    

2017 Fabre Montmayou Cabernet Franc Reserva

ST  91   

2008 Cavas De Weinert Cabernet Sauvignon

8 available
Bid *

2010 Cavas De Weinert Malbec

5 available
Bid *

2006 Bressia Conjuro

4 available
Bid *

2006 Bressia Ultima Hoja

7 available
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2006 Bressia Ultima Hoja

Light label condition issue

2009 Valentin Bianchi Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

2010 Valentin Bianchi Malbec