Tag Archives: Argentine wine

Wine for 500 (or how to please everyone without resorting to the lowest common denominator)

Saturday was a big night: a celebration with 500 of my organization’s nearest and dearest donors, volunteers, and friends. I had been mulling over the wine selection for weeks, tasting various options with colleagues and on my own, writing about the results, and even getting suggestions from you, our readers. In the end, the selection […]

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“Argentina: Celebrating Diversity” with Nora Favelukes at the Boston Wine Expo 2012

Saving the best for last, the final seminar of Saturday’s Boston Wine Expo featured Nora Favelukes of Wines of Argentina presenting on “Argentina: Celebrating Diversity.” The full house was entertained, while also being educated on Argentina’s wine, food, culture, and geography. A lot has changed in the Argentina wine industry in the past 20 to […]

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Wine Review: 2006 Viñas de Luján Las Loicas Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Organic)

I am not a big fan of rustic wines that conjure images of horses, hay, and barnyards, and I have wondered if perhaps I lack the patience or the palate for such wines. Upon opening, Las Loicas Cabernet Sauvignon reminded me of being down on the farm. Not all that long ago many Argentine wines […]

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Wine of the Week: 2009 Tikal Natural Malbec (100% Organic Malbec)

Eleni and I are big fans for Tikal wines and respectively have reviewed the 2006 Amorio and 2003 Patriota. While Tikal has received high marks and recognition for making exciting wines featuring Bonarda, the 2009 Natural Malbec is a fantastic example of what impressive wines Ernesto Catena and winemaker Luis Reginato can make with 100% […]

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Wine of the Week: 2010 Viña Las Perdices Viognier

During one of our wine classes with Bill Nesto at Boston University, Glenn, Rodney, and I were teamed up for a blind tasting competition in which we were asked determine the region from which the wine came, the vintage, and the varietal. We were covering South America at the time, and as an Argentine wine […]

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Celebrating Cabernet Day with 2007 Finca Decero Cabernet Sauvignon – Remolinos Vineyard

Happy Cabernet Day! The 2007 Finca Decero Cabernet Sauvignon is still dark ruby at its core, but starting to develop brick hues. Black cherry jam, kirsch, and black currant are followed by violet and tobacco leaf aromas. The palate features fig and dark chocolate and has a smoky finish. While the wine has a strong […]

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Wine of the Week: 2009 Familia Zuccardi ‘Serie A’ Chardonnay-Viognier

At $10, this blend of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Viognier from Mendoza’s Familia Zuccardi winery could easily have been one of Glenn’s “Plonk Picks” – a very good wine at a very good price. The nose has lots of melon, tropical notes, and a surprising stony minerality. Mango and butter, underscored by oak, dominate the […]

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Beyond Malbec: Argentina’s Unique Sauvignon Blanc Style

Think quick! If I say Sauvignon Blanc and South America, what comes to mind immediately? I would bet it’s probably not Argentina, though it is fairly easy to find in US stores. As a varietal, Sauvignon Blanc is associated with Chile more often than with Argentina. After all, Sauvignon Blanc is the most planted white […]

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Wine Review: 2009 Trivento Amado Sur White

As a big fan of Torrontés, Argentina’s signature white varietal, I have relished the interest that this wine has been receiving of late. It has been great to see the number of wines coming from producers stretching from Salta down to Mendoza expanding on store shelves. There aren’t many blends among them, but the Trivento […]

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Wine Review: 2008 90+ Cellars Malbec Reserve (Lot 36) – Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza

I grumbled all the way to the store to pick-up one of 90+ Cellars’ newest releases, the Lot 36 Malbec Reserve, and hoped that it would be worth the trip. I detest the concept of bulk warehouse stores like Costco and Sam’s, but this wine, according to 90+ Cellars’ most recent newsletter is available exclusively […]

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