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San Juan is considered one of the most important wine zones, located within the Cuyo province in Argentina. It is the second largest in terms of production next to Mendoza. 
The climate is very hot and dry, nearly desert-like. Irrigation arrives in the form of snow-melt from the Andes mountains in the west, and the San Juan and Jachal rivers. It is also thankfully prone to brief summer rainfall. The dry, hot Zonda wind helps protect from excessive moisture and vine disease, but also can lead to drought conditions. The high altitude of the vineyards ensures optimal sun exposure and grape ripening. 
Criolla and Cereza grapes were the dominant varieties in the early days, but these are now mostly used for brandy, vermouth, and local fortified wines. Dry wines are produced from Torrontes, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier for whites. Reds consist of Bonarda, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah. 
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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Malbec

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

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Don Domenico

    Our cellar is modern, acclimatized, and functional and has the latest technology. The wine proces...

  • Bodega Augusto Pulenta

    The construction of the winery that today holds between its thick adobe walls countless stories a...

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  • Graffigna Malbec 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by jrdixon

  • Las Moras Malbec 07 2008


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    Wine review by David and Jennifer

  • Intis Malbec San Juan Red NV


    Gets better once it's opened. Let it breathe! Read More

    Wine review by Dmu

  • Valle de la Luna Pinot Grigio 2007


    Really quite surpprised how much I enjoyed this. The best quality is just how fresh this wine feels. Sweet green apple and melon, pale straw in appearance but very very fresh. And for the price too, its brilliant. I usually don't like Pinot Grigio but am certainly making an exception for this one. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley

  • Finca las Moras Tannat Tulum Valley Reserva NV


    Tannat is such a fascinating grape, it just makes this wine worthwhile right there!! As for the aromas, definitely oaky, tobacco smoke and leather, the appearance is great, and it tastes like dried fruit with a hint of vanilla and in your face tannins. The tannins are certainly the best part - great dry and leathery feel typical of tannat that... Read More

    Wine review by Blinky

  • Las Moras Black Label 2007


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    Wine review by FernandoCabada

  • Martin Fierro 2006


    Great bargain malbec Read More

    Wine review by drivenbyjanice

  • Martin Fierro Bivarietal Chardonnay Torrontes 2007


    For an $8 wine it's really quite good!! Read More

    Wine review by Didde

  • Graffigna Malbec 2010


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    Wine review by impchimp

  • Xumex Syrah 2004


    Really good when put in the decanter. Had it with a chicken parm, not bad at all. Read More

    Wine review by starbunny

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