Posts tagged Mendoza

Bodegas Nieto Senetiner Bonarda Reserva 2008, Mendoza, Argentina

The 2008 Bodegas Nieto Senetiner Bonarda sits pretty in the glass with a purple accented dark red.  The bouquet has a stereo effect with peat coming in one channel and sweet berries in the other.  That complexity carries itself well into the mouth.  It starts off with a nice berry (strawberry, raspberry, some with some currant even) flavour but that quickly rolls into a slowly dispersing green vegetable and tannic middle and finish that seems to go on forever.  The effect is like quickly sucking Read more [...]

Alamos Catena Malbec 2009, Mendoza, Argentina

The Catena Family might be considered the Mondavi's of Mendoza. Recognized leaders in terms of quality and excellence on the business side, both families have opened doors for many of their neighbours. The Alamos line of wines is an affordable range from the venerable house, and being a Mendoza product you know that Malbec will be the franchise player. The colour of the wine is typically dark and the smell reminds one of cherry dipped cigarillos, with some raspberry thrown in, it is quite pleasant. Read more [...]

Bodega Privada Syrah

Syrah and Argentina aren't a combination that you would easily dub overdone - odd because both are are touchstones of “New World” wine. Bodega Privada is a jack of all trade product line from the Sociedad RPB Anonima – simply Baggio to their friends. Baggio boasts the greatest export of wine in terms of volume from Argentina and packages a good percent of that output in environmentally more friendly Tetra Paks. This wine makes no apologies for being a commodity product and takes aim at pleasing Read more [...]

Nicolas Catena Zapata 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

  Bodega Catena Zapata from the Mendoza Region of Argentina is one of the earliest to market Argentinian wines in the premium price category on a world wide basis. They market Malbec, Chardonnays, Syrahs and blends. Like many other new world wine producers, they run up against a wall of low expectations from consumers. These low expectations are often undeserved given that wine is after all, just grape juice preserved via fermentation. That having been said, even wine neophytes understand the concept Read more [...]
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