Exploring Argentina – Six 90+ Point Wines Under $25

Exploring Argentina - Six 90+ Point Wines Under $25

Date(s): Apr 04, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Price: $15, includes light fare of cheese, bread and charcuterie. Register/prepay online at www.thesavvycellars.com/events/. This event will sell out with advance reservations.

Anyone looking for tremendous values in wines of high quality should be looking at Argentina! Winemaking there dates back to the Spanish colonial era. Argentinian wines only burst onto the US wine scene back in the 1980’s, thanks to a couple of people–Argentinian Nick Catena and Napa Valley winemaker Paul Hobbs.

The Mendoza Province produces about 70% of the wine coming out of Argentina… and two of the biggest names from that area, and in all of Argentinian wines are Zuccardi and Catena Zapata. These family wineries, now in their fourth and third generations, respectively, have been setting the standard! Not only do they offer highly regarded wines at great prices, but they have been leading the region’s explorations up the Andes foothills to develop higher-elevation vineyards.

We will be tasting:

Zuccardi Torrontes – Robert Parker 91 points – a beautiful and aromatic white wine made from the Torrontes grape.
Catena Zapata Chardonnay – James Suckling 92 points – the Catena family has been growing grapes and making wine since 1902.
Crios Malbec – Robert Parker 90 points – Susan Balbo has been making wine for 22 years, and this Malbec is ripe, juicy, and concentrated.
Vina Cobos Felino Cabernet Sauvignon – James Suckling 92 points – a collaboration between American winemaker/owner Paul Hobbs and 2 Argentinians.
La Posta Tinto – James Suckling 92 points – a juicy red blend of red fruit and plum, infused with mocha and spice.
El Enemigo Cabernet Franc – James Suckling AND Robert Parker 93 points – a bold red full of flavors of dark fruit with spices, herbs and ground pepper.