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2016 Yacoubian-Hobbs Dry Areni (750ml)
Areni Noir from Rind, Vayots Dzor, Armenia

92WE

Bright ruby to the eye, this wine has a nose of black cherry, raspberry and chocolate. There is a good balance of fruit and spice on the tongue, with flavors of blackberry, purple plum, gingerbread spice and caramel. Firm tannins fade into a finish marked by notes of espresso and anisette.

92 points, Mike Desimone, Wine Enthusiast (Sep 2020)

$39.99

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2017 Yacoubian-Hobbs Dry Areni (750ml)
Areni Noir from Rind, Vayots Dzor, Armenia

92WE #95 Top 100

This deep garnet-colored wine has aromas of strawberry, pomegranate and lilac. It is bright on entry, with velvety tannins and flavors of black cherry, blackberry, aniseed and vanilla that culminate in a soft, spicy finish.

92 points, Mike Desimone, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2021)

#95 - Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2021

$34.98

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2019 Achaval Ferrer Cabernet Franc (750ml)
Cabernet Franc from Mendoza, Argentina

93JS

Tobacco, red plums, white pepper and cedar wood with a nice savory touch. This is a fuller cabernet franc with a broad, muscular tannin frame. Nicely grainy and long. Drink or hold.

93 points, James Suckling (May 2022)

$19.99

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2019 Achaval Ferrer Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendoza, Argentina

92JS

Sweet red chili and tobacco notes to the blackberry, cassis and savory orange-peel character. A medium-to full-bodied cabernet sauvignon, packed with quite broad, dense and chewy tannins on the palate. Drink or hold.

92 points, James Suckling (Apr 2022)

$19.98

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2019 Achaval Ferrer Malbec (750ml)
Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina

93JS 92V

Very pretty ripeness and depth here with a lightly lifted and very aromatic sense to it. Warm and slightly exotic with dried-berry, burnt-orange and wet-earth undertones. Full and flavorful. Flamboyant style, as always. Drink now or hold.

93 points, James Suckling (Jun 2021)

Malbec Mendoza uses grapes from all of Achaval Ferrer’s vineyards in every major terroir of Mendoza. Fermented for only a brief period at a high temperature (almost 31ºC), the wine spent eight months in third-use French barrels. Deep purple in the glass, it delivers an inky, kirsch pastry nose with red fruit jam, flowers and raw herbal notes. Complex and intense, it is extremely relaxed and well-rounded in the mouth, with refined tannins. An intelligently conceived, enjoyable wine.

92 points, Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous (Oct 2020)

$19.99

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2018 Achaval Ferrer Quimera (750ml)
Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina

95JS

Blackberries with black truffles and violets on the nose. Full-bodied and very tight with firm, silky tannins that give this wine form and energy. Plenty of compressed and focused fruit at the end. Lots of blue fruit. Drink after 2024.

95 points, James Suckling (Feb 2022)

$21.98

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2018 Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Clasico (750ml)
Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina

92D 91WA

A bright and breezy Malbec from a terroir-driven winery, with fruit taken from vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo and Uco Valley at an average of 1,000m. It's aged for 12 months in concrete vats to preserve the fruit purity, packed full of juicy, ripe raspberry and savoury plum with gentle hints of liquorice and spice.

92 points, Decanter

The unoaked 2018 Malbec Clásico 2018 comes from a very good year, after 2013 and 2014, which were very difficult years, and 2015 and 2016 that saw lots of rain. According to winemaker Leo Erazo, it's the most complex wine to make because of the many different sources of grapes, growers and the volume they make. But they planted 22 hectares in 2012, so they use more of their own grapes; the wine now has some 30% of grapes from Valle de Uco, which is always a cooler region that is noticed in the wine, which is very balanced, harmonious and easy to drink. It has a dusty note and fine tannins; it's elegant and especially very drinkable.

91 points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Issue # 245 - Oct 2019)

$9.98

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2019 Alma Negra M Blend (750ml)
From Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

91WS

Floral and spice aromas pull you in and fold over to the palate, adding juicy boysenberry and blueberry pastry notes at the core. The flavors fan out from a push of fresh acidity, with savory olive and five-spice details weaving in, ending with bold tannins and nice length. Drink now through 2028. 12,000 cases made, 3,000 cases imported.

91 points, MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator (Aug 2022)

$18.99

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2019 Alamos Seleccion Malbec (750ml)
Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina

92JS 91WA

This has a very rich array of ripe blackberries and blueberries with some succulent, juicy plums and blackberries, packed into the palate in an effusive, vibrant mode. Some cocoa powder to close. Drink over the next five years.

92 points, James Suckling (Apr 2020)

The 2019 Selección Malbec was produced from older vineyards in the Valle de Uco and only part of the wine matured in used barrels, so it has a nice combination between fruit and spice. It has more depth than the regular Malbec and feels more complete than the 2020 version that I also tasted next to it. It has good complexity and texture. It finishes dry and clean.

91 points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Mar 2021)

$17.99

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2021 Alamos Malbec (750ml)
Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina

91JS

Notes of blackberries, dark cherries, blackcurrants and baking spices. Medium body with creamy tannins. Round and juicy with lots of fruit and a ripe, chocolatey finish. Drink now.

91 points, James Suckling (May 2022)

$8.98

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2018 Alto Limay Pinot Noir (750ml)
Pinot Noir from Patagonia, Argentina

91JS

Red fruit with mushroom undertones. It’s medium-bodied with soft tannins. Juicy with a clean, refreshing palate. Nice drinkability and a flavorful finish. Drink now. Screw cap.

91 points, James Suckling (Apr 2021)

$19.98

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2019 Alamos Red Blend (750ml)
Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina

90JS

Aromas of redcurrants, mulberries and red berries. Medium-bodied and smooth with mellow, round tannins and smooth, red-plum flavors. A blend of malbec, bonarda and tempranillo. Drink now.

90 points, James Suckling (Apr 2020)

$8.98

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2019 Amancaya (750ml)
Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina

92JS 90WE

Aromas of currants, sweet tobacco and oyster shell follow through to a medium to full body with firm, creamy tannins and a steely finish. Drink after 2021.

92 points, James Suckling (Apr 2021)

Bell pepper, eucalyptus and cherry are displayed in the nose of this blend of 74% Malbec and 26% Cabernet Sauvignon. It has an herbal character, with green bell-pepper flavors followed by plum and hints of dark chocolate. Good acidity and moderate tannins makes it very approachable.

90 points, Jesica Vargas, Wine Enthusiast (Nov 2022)

$18.98

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2018 Antigal Uno Malbec (750ml)
Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

91WE 90JS

Leather, black plum and cassis aromas carry the nose of this wine. The full-bodied palate brings jammy blackberry and cassis flavors that reflect a high-quality vintage, while the steady finish is nicely complex. Drink through 2022.

91 points, Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2021)

A round, juicy red with plum, chocolate and berry aromas and flavors. Chewy, yet caressing with a long, flavorful finish. Hints of biscuits and balsamic. Drink now.

90 points, James Suckling (Apr 2021)

$13.99

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2018 Alta Vista Terroir Selection Malbec (750ml)
Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina

93V 93JS 92WA 92WE

Alta Vista's 2018 Malbec Terroir Selection is a blend of grapes from the Uco Valley and Luján de Cuyo and was aged for 12 months in 1/3 new barrels. The nose delivers pristine notes of plum and cherry over subtle aromas from the aging process that leave plenty of room for the layer of violets and country herbs. On the palate, the tannins are firm and freshness juicy with a finely grained texture while the finish is intense and packed with fresh fruit.

93 points, Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous (Nov 2021)

Notes of blackberries, plums, dark cherries, stones and violets. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm tannins. Nice acidity adds tension and balance. Well-structured and flavorful with a long finish. Try after 2023.

93 points, James Suckling (May 2021)

The 2018 Terroir Selection Malbec blends grapes from their vineyards in different subzones of Mendoza, 68% of the grapes come from the Albaneve vineyard (Campo de los Andes, Valle de Uco), a little higher this year, 12% come from the Temis vineyard (El Cepillo, Valle de Uco), 10% from the Azamor vineyard (Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo) and 10% from the Alizarine vineyard (Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo), so more grapes from Valle de Uco than before. 2018 was a cooler vintage compared with 2017, and the higher percentage of grapes from Valle de Uco also helped to give the wine more freshness. It fermented in small concrete vats and matured in French oak barrels for 12 months, and the oak feels very integrated. It's clean, fresh and balanced, with varietal and floral aromas, fine-grained tannins and ripe fruit without excess. It has more and more the Valle de Uco profile, especially in the floral notes on the nose. 90,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2020.

92+ points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Mar 2021)

A robust nose on this wine delivers vivid raspberry, currant and blackberry aromas that make for a classy bouquet. The saturated palate runs fairly deep, with dense but manageable fruitiness. Spicy blackberry and currant flavors are backed by toasty oak that finishes with notes of coffee and hard spices. Drink through 2025.

92 points, Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2021)

$29.98

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2019 Alta Vista Terroir Selection Malbec (750ml)
Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina

93JS 91WE

This has aromas of wild raspberries, blackberries, cardamom, violets and mixed peppercorns. Some nutmeg and lemon zest, too. Medium-bodied with very fine, silky tannins and fresh acidity. Vibrant wild-fruit character with a delightfully fresh finish. Drink or hold.

93 points, James Suckling (May 2022)

The delicate nose on this wine offers rosemary and red-berry aromas. It delivers concentrated cherry notes and layers of spice and dried herbs on the palate. Gentle hints of oak support rather than overtake. The wine has good acidity and a long finish.

91 points, Jesica Vargas, Wine Enthusiast (Nov 2022)

$29.99

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2019 Barbarians Gualta Malbec (750ml)
Malbec from Gualtallary, Mendoza, Argentina

90WA 90JS

The 2019 Gualta Malbec is fruit-driven, quite young and primary with peachy aromas intermixed with violets and berries. It's not terribly complex but it's clean, balanced and juicy, very pleasant to drink. 120,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2020.

90 points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Mar 2021)

Slightly lifted aromas of crushed cherries with lemon rind and flowers. Medium body. Delicious finish. No-nonsense and fun. Drink now.

90 points, James Suckling (Apr 2020)

$13.99

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2019 BenMarco Expresivo (750ml)
Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina

94V 94JS

Susana Balbo's 2019 BenMarco Expresivo is 82% Malbec combined with 18% Cabernet Franc, both from the Uco Valley and was 70% aged in new barrels and the rest in used for 14 months. An intense purple in hue, the precise aromas include plum and blackcurrant with herbal notes and hints of jalapeño over a delicate bed of oak. In the mouth, it’s compact but juicy with a medium body and long-lasting, fruity flavor in which the finely grained tannins take charge to define a texture that stays delicate in spite of the overall vigor. A modern wine best left for at least a year.

94 points, Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous (Nov 2021)

Blackberries, violets and chalk on the nose with hints of sea-salt flakes. Medium-bodied with tight, chewy tannins that are lively and fresh. Some savory character to the pretty fruit at the finish. Drink or hold.

94 points, James Suckling (Feb 2022)

$29.99

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2019 BenMarco Malbec (750ml)
Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina

93JS 92WA 91V

A fine-tannined, polished red with a medium body, refined texture and lovely length. Goes on and on. Just hints of asphalt, tar and graphite at the end. Drink or hold.

93 points, James Suckling (Apr 2021)

The 2019 BenMarco Malbec was produced with fruit from Chacayes in the Valle de Uco, it is floral, spicy, aromatic, showy and expressive, with lots of aromatic herbs, black pepper and flowers. It has both good ripeness and freshness, with very fine tannins. It's ripe without excess and elegant. 240,000 bottles produced.

92 points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Mar 2021)

The 2019 Malbec BenMarco hails from Los Chacayes, Uco Valley and was aged in used barrels for 11 months. Bright purple in color, the precise nose offers notes of violets and country herbs alongside hints of plum and blackberry. The 2019 is juicy in the mouth with a tacky, expansive flow that’s subsequently channeled by the tannins and is balanced out by the acidity before the long, fruity finish.

91 points, Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous (Nov 2021)

$13.98

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2019 Domaine Bousquet Gaia Red Blend (750ml)
Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

91WE 91JS

Ripe and earthy black-fruit aromas fill up a loaded bouquet, while this wine feels pulpy but solid and healthy. Blackberry, black-plum and black-currant flavors are textbook for Uco Valley Malbec. A steady, warm finish runs long. Drink through 2024.

91 points, Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2021)

Aromas of blackberries, wild herbs, violets and lemon zest. It’s medium-bodied with sleek tannins and bright acidity. Some savory undertones. Drink now.

91 points, James Suckling (Apr 2021)

$15.99

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2019 Domaine Bousquet Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (750ml)
Cabernet Sauvignon from Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina

91JS

A concentrated, dense red with flavors of chocolate and sweet vanilla. Full-bodied with ripe tannins. Long and slightly sweet finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.

91 points, James Suckling (Apr 2020)

$13.99

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NV Domaine Bousquet Methode Traditionnelle Brut (750ml)
Chardonnay from Mendoza, Argentina

90V 90JS

Domaine Bousquet's NV Brut Chardonnay - Pinot Noir is a blend of 75% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Noir from the Uco Valley and is made using the traditional bottle fermentation method. The attractive nose features lemon zest and green apple with hints of strawberry yoghurt and yeast. Ethereal in the mouth, the refined bubbles form a healthy mousse while the flavor is anchored in green apple. Toward the end, it’s yeasty with a dry, malic feel. This is a well-made wine.

90 points, Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous (Nov 2021)

This has aromas of dried apricots, lemon curd, pie crust and toasted hazelnuts. Medium-bodied with soft bubbles and a round, creamy palate. Dry, fresh finish. 75% chardonnay and 25% pinot noir. From organically grown grapes. Vegan. Sustainable. Drink now.

90 points, James Suckling (Apr 2022)

$15.99

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2018 Domaine Bousquet Gran Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
Cabernet Sauvignon from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

93JS

Rich and glossy nose, mixing sweet blackberries with blueberries and hints of creme de cassis, sultanas and sweet spices. Very natural acidity brings out ripe yet juicy fruit on the palate, clothing the powerful but perfectly sleek tannin. Ends long. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.

93 points, James Suckling (Apr 2020)

$19.99

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2019 Domaine Bousquet Virgen Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
Cabernet Sauvignon from Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina

90JS

Attractive, violet and purple berries with blueberries and a fresh, easy palate that has simple, bright, blackcurrant appeal. From organically grown grapes. Drink now. Screw cap.

90 points, James Suckling (Apr 2020)

$10.99

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2019 Domaine Bousquet Gran Malbec (750ml)
Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

93JS 92W&S 91WS

Violet essence, blueberry, cassis, lemon zest and sandalwood on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with sleek, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Layered, polished and flavorful with a saline undertone. From organically grown grapes. Vegan. Drink or hold.

93 points, James Suckling (Feb 2022)

Oak frames the rich blueberry jam and nectar flavors in this wine. Bright acidity gives it some verve, and intriguing smoky and espresso notes in the middle make it more than a juicy fruit bomb. It carries off the intensity of its flavors, and would stand up to the strong meaty flavor of a thick, black-and-blue steak crusted with grill-char.

92 points, Corey Warren, Wine & Spirits (Dec 2021)

This suave version features good cut, with vibrant plum tart and dark cherry flavors that turn ripe midpalate. Well-structured, with a cream- and spice-filled finish that has minerally accents. Drink now through 2024. 4,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported.

91 points, Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator (Nov 2021)

$19.99

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2020 Domaine Bousquet Virgen Malbec (750ml)
Malbec from Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina

91JS

Aromas of violets, blueberries, blackberries and espresso. It’s medium-bodied with sleek tannins and fresh acidity. Fun and easy-drinking. From organically grown grapes. Vegan. Drink now. Screw cap.

91 points, James Suckling (Nov 2021)

$10.99

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2021 Domaine Bousquet Malbec (750ml)
Malbec from Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina

90WS

A fresh and lively expression, offering inviting floral cherry and raspberry notes, with loamy earth and spice details weaving in. Ends with a push of fresh acidity and a hint of singed orange peel. Drink now. 115,102 cases made, 49,122 cases imported.

90 points, MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator (Jul 2022)

$9.99

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2021 Domaine Bousquet Malbec Reserve (750ml)
Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

91WE 91JS

Cinnamon and vanilla lead to plum and blackberry on the nose of this wine. Firm tannins and vibrant acidity are a stamp of the Gualtallary region where this wine is made. The palate displays intense black-fruit flavors and hints of spices, due to a smart use of oak. It has a flavorful finish.

91 points, Jesica Vargas, Wine Enthusiast (Nov 2022)

Blackberries and blueberries, graphite, iodine, sweet spices and dried blue flowers. Bright, juicy and generous on the palate with tight, smooth tannins. From organically grown grapes. Vegan. Drink or hold.

91 points, James Suckling (May 2022)

$13.99

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2020 Catena La Marchigiana Bonarda (750ml)
Bonarda from Mendoza, Argentina

93JS

Lots of crushed berries and hints of walnuts and mahogany. Some thyme. It’s soft and round with pleasing tannins and a fruity, creamy-textured finish. No sulfur added. Fermented and aged in amphora. So delicious now.

93 points, James Suckling (Apr 2021)

$24.98

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2019 Catena Cabernet Franc San Carlos (750ml)
Cabernet Franc from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

93WA 92JS 91V

The incredible 2019 Appellation San Carlos Cabernet Franc is super elegant, fresh, varietal, nuanced and complex. A wine like this often costs more money than the price point of the appellation range, but it feels like a bargain anyway. This is an updated version of the 2018, with precision and symmetry. It's vibrant and lively, velvety and focused. 72,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2020.

93 points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Mar 2021)

Dark berries, such as blackberries, with hints of lemon grass and violets on the nose, following through to a medium body with fine tannins and a fresh, bright finish. Pretty balance to this. Supple. Drink or hold.

92 points, James Suckling (Apr 2021)

A Cabernet Franc from San Carlos in the Uco Valley, aged in 35% French oak. A wine born of the sun and the cold, offering aromas of raspberry and sour cherry contained within cigar box notes. Smooth on the palate, delivering well-calibrated freshness and firm, fine, grippy tannins that emphasize an open, diaphanous expression with just a little hint of chalk. A flavorful wine.

91 points, Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous (Oct 2020)

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