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2010 Tinto Negro Malbec Uco Valley Reserve – Review

By Duane Pemberton Uco Valley, in the Mendoza region of Argentina, have really high elevation with super-thin layers of top-soil. This helps create Malbec of exceptional  quality with great acidity – the particular fruit in this wine was sourced from vines that ranged in age from 20-25 years. Technical Data:  Terroir: Uco valley, located at […]

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2011 Graffigna Estate Centenario Reserve Malbec – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.graffignawines.com Since I’m sort of a South American wine-zealot, I’m always anxious to try wines from that part of the world I haven’t tried yet – as was this case with this wine. It’s a “reserve” malbec for a reasonable price so I was more than happy to give it […]

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A pair of Argentina Reds from Septima Winery

There’s no question that Argentina – as a wine producing region – is on fire and that has mainly been because of its successful malbec wines. Due to a variety of reasons such as cheaper labor, land and grape prices, you can often find wine from Argentina are far superior quality-per-dollar than other leading regions. […]

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A white, pink and a red from Argentina

Most folks only think of Malbec when it comes to the country of Argentina and the reason is simple- it’s what “they do”, right?  Well, not exactly – they also produce a lot of other varietals that are simply rocking things out of the park at the price-points they’re able to hit. In fact, I’d […]

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2005 Andeluna Reserve – 3-way Round-up Review

Taking its name from it surroundings of the Andes Mountain range and the moon – this winery out of Argentina has given my palate a fever and the only perspcription is more of its reserve wines for an MSRP of $20. I’ve often held the Mendoz region of Argentina as a fine area for Malbec, […]

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What are you waiting for? Try an Argentina Malbec already!

This note goes out particularly to those California Wine-Snobs – you know who you are – the folks who are somehow convinced you can’t get a truly good wine for under $40 dollars. Hey, it’s not my fault that Napa wines are generally a rip-off and it’s not my fault that Argentina can make killer […]

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