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Valle de Uco is a wine region within Mendoza, all part of the Cuyo province in Argentina. Much of the wine-growing area sits at high altitude locations at the foot of the Andes mountains. The high-set vineyards benefit from hot days and cool nights, allowing full grape ripeness and complexity without too much alcohol. The Tunuyan river flows throughout the valley down from the Andes, providing irrigation to the vineyards. Although with so little rain in the area, this is still not sufficient and manufactured irrigation technology is widely practiced.

It is here that some of the top names in Bordeaux have set up shop, such as Baron Edmond Rothschild, Francois Lurton and Michel Rolland. Laurent Dassault recently partnered with Benjamin Rothschild here to form the DiamAndes wine conglomerate with the Bonnie family.

Much of the wines from the Uco are synonymous with quality, thanks to modern production methods and very careful attention to detail. Top grapes are Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Read more »

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  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Acordeon Chardonnay 2012

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    A bit earthy and sandy on the nose with light lemon and petrol aromas. In the mouth it's very light and thin with medium minus acidity, showing lots of lemon flavors and just a hint of nuttiness on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Cepas Elegidas Cinq 2009

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    Each barrel that made up this blend was aged 22 months in French and American Oak barrels, 6 of which were first use providing great structure and balance. Cooperages of the oak selected is Mercier, Slyvain, Remond, Mistral and Odyse, all in 225L format. The wines were racked only twice during aging and aged sur lie for 14 months. The lees were ... Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Masi Tupungato Paso Doble 2010

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    Excellent Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Jean Bousquet Grande Reserve Malbec 2010

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    A very bold wine when it first hits the tongue but fades quickly. I'd recommend this wine for dinner because it won't be overwhelmed by the food. It is heavy, fruity, and for me required a good bit of aeration before the tannins were tamped down to acceptable levels. Read More

    Wine review by tomlib


  • Antucura la Folie 2012

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    This will be a nice relaxing wine to have on the patio when it warms up. Read More

    Wine review by anstett


  • Catena Malbec Vista Flores 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by milney07


  • Lalande Cabernet Reserva 2009

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    This drinks like a $50 Cab, I cant get it fast enough! Its been sporadically available at BMO... Read More

    Wine review by CSMWALKER


  • Lalande Cabernet Reserva 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by CSMWALKER


  • Luca Malbec 2010

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    Chewy spicy, hints of jam. No acidity Read More

    Wine review by icbang


  • Antucura Red Blend Calcura 2008

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    This was a great find. I really should have invested in full case back then. Read More

    Wine review by anstett


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