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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs Top Argentine Reds of 2010

 

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Bodegas Nieto Senetiner-Cadus-Single Vineyard-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mendoza-Argentina-2003-$22.22-A nose of dark fruit and some oak, dark purple in color.  A smooth, full bodied Cab, black currants, blackberry, spice cake and molasses flavors, with a nice finish.   Second time tried in last few months, consistent result.          WE-90            WS-89             CR-91              Good with steak, chicken, pasta.

Vina Cobos-Felino-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mendoza-Argentina-2008-$18.99-A nose of dark fruits, dark purple in color.  Black currants, licorice, blackberries, smooth, full bodied with chocolate, a good value.                WS-87                 CR-89                    Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

Bodega Poesia-Helene Garcin-Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mendoza-Argentina-2003-$29.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  Currants, blackberry, medium bodied,  coffee, toast, found it a bit rough at times.                  RP-90-             WS-86                WE-93 WE-88                      Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

Bodegas Nieto Senetiner-Blend-Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec-Merlot-Mendoza-Argentina-2007-$12.98-A nose of smoky dark fruit, dark purple in color.   A full bodied red blend, cassis, black currant, plum, chocolate, not totally smooth but a good value.                RP-88            CR-87             Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

Bodegas Y Vinedos Pascual Toso-Reserve-Las Barrancas Vineyards-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mendoza-Argentina-2006-$12.81-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Cab, raspberry, red currants, plum, with chocolate and some smoke.  A good mid week wine with a good QPR.                  RP-89             WS-89             WE-90             CR-89              Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

Vinedos de Patagonia-Coleccion-NQN-Patagonia Universe-Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon-Argentina-2006-$15.99-A nose of cassis and spice, dark black in color.  A full bodied Malbec blend,  smooth, plum, black cherry, chocolate and spices, a very good value.               WS-90                WE-92                CR-89                    Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

Bodegas Nieto Senetiner-Bonarda-Reserva-Limited Edition-Mendoza-Argentina-2007-$17.99-A interesting nose of dark fruit and smoke, dark in color.  A dense, ripe red, blueberry, plum, cocoa, has good length.             RP-90          WS-87           CR-87        Good with steak, chicken, pork.

Lagarde-Atlas Cumbres-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mendoza-Argentina-2008-$5.99-A nose of dark fruit, dark in color. A pleasant, smooth Cab, dark fruits, some spice, a great mid week drinking wine, a good value for it’s price.             NR                CR-86              Good with steak, pasta, chicken.

Tikal-Patriota-Bonarda-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2008-$15.98-A nose of dark jammy fruit, dark black in color.  A big full bodied blend, not for Old World fans.  A delicious smooth wine, plum, black cherry, chocolate and spice with toasted oak, a great value.                  RP-92                 WS-88             CR-91               Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

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