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2008 Luca Beso de Dante Altos de Mendoza
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About Luca

From vineyards in Mendoza (Luan de Cuyo and Agrelo) and Uco Valley, winemaker Luis Reginato produces concentrated, classy Syrah, Pinot Noir, Malbec and Chardonnay, each bearing supple, fleshy textures and superb sweetness of fruit.

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2008 Luca Beso de Dante Altos de Mendoza

Producer: Luca
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: Argentina
Region: Argentina

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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 2011

($40; malbec and cabernet sauvignon) Bright deep ruby. Lovely perfumed lift to the aromas of blackberry, licorice, dark chocolate, minerals, violet and wild herbs. Juicy on entry, then less thick and more brisk than the 2009 malbec, with lovely finesse to its spicy black fruit flavors. This boasts excellent inner-mouth definition and lift. The long, ripe but firmly structure finish shows fine dusty tannins and sneaky length.

92 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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