Sometimes writing up a wine adds more questions than it answers. First of all, who is the winery? Mendoza Vineyards is the winery on record, but they are a logistics and private label/control brand company. They make wine for other wineries, not themselves. No winery claims this as their own, which is strange: it’s gotten rave reviews.
It’s also apparently sourced from the Fairhills Vineyard in Mendoza, which is one of the very few “Fair Trade” certified vineyards on the continent. And apparently, this vineyard was planted in 1907, hence the name. All of this is amazing and would sell a lot of wine if a winery would step up and claim this brilliant orphan as their own.
At first, I thought this was a good deal, but after a bit of research, I realized this was being sold for $15 in various New Jersey shops. I am still listing it here since it is a delicious wine. However, it’s a better value outside our great state. Also, shame on the PLCB for claiming this bottle was valued at $45 on their website. It’s good, but it’s not that good.
2 thoughts on “Mendoza Vineyards 2011 “1907” Malbec, Mendoza”
This is the wine that made me a malbec convert. It seems as if the 2011 is now gone — so sad!–but the 2013 is almost as good, not quite as smooth. Where can I find out more about the vineyard? Has anyone claimed it yet? I’m a fan of this one.
There is very little information about the winery. They mostly do private labels. They do have a site, but the information they offer is vague and in Spanish. Great wine, though. And I agree that the 2013 is great as well. The 2014 is out now, too.