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2006 La Posta Malbec Pizzella Family Vineyard Mendoza
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88 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2008

($18) Good full ruby-red. Aromas of blackberry, licorice and woodsmoke lifted by a violet topnote. Suave, medium-bodied and soft, but kept fresh by adequate acidity and a continuing floral character that gives this malbec a captivating coolness.

90+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Until the early 1990s, Argentina's wine industry was focused inward, as the local market's thirst was sufficient to absorb the huge quantities of everyday drinking wine produced there. But with per-capita consumption in the domestic market in sharp decline since the mid-1970s, Argentina's wine producers realized that they had to look to export markets to remain in business, and winemaking in Argentina began its transformation.


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Malbec

The Malbec grape may have originated in southwest France, where it still is grown under the name Cot. However, the grape's international profile has surged not because of what's going on in France, but rather because of current trends in Argentina.
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