Mendoza Vineyards 2011 “1907” Malbec, Mendoza

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...

Durigutti 2010 Cabernet Franc Reserva, Mendoza

I am very happy to see a bottle of Cabernet Franc coming out of Argentina. This grape varietal is grown in limited quantities in South America,  and it’s mostly used in blends. For those not familiar with Cab Franc, it is one of the least famous of the Bordeaux...

Reginato 2011 Chaman

In Argentina, a chaman is  a witch doctor.  Is this a witchy wine? I am not sure, but it is a fine wine, and a surprising departure for the Reginato clan. Up to this point, this winery has focused on sparkling wines. Their traditionally styled  ‘Metodo...

Nieto Senetiner 2012 Reserva Torrontes

Nieto Senetiner is an ancient winery by New World standards: it was founded over a century ago in the La Rioja region of Argentina. While their early work is lost to history, the past decade has shown consistent skills in winemaking. Their wines are a solid bet for...

Calamaco 2010 Reserva Malbec

Argentinian Wine Reviews   At first very quiet, the flavors expand like a peacock. Increasingly fun and rich, it brings eucalyptus and mocha first, then crushed blackberries with a wave of soft round tannins. Complexity is layered into the mix with wet leather,...