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2011 La Posta Malbec Pizzella Family Vineyard Mendoza
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2013

Bright full ruby.  Aromas of dark fruits and bitter chocolate are complicated by smoky minerality and lifted by floral and spice notes.  Fine-grained, generous and sweet; fuller-bodied than the Angel Paulucci offering but sound acidity gives it lovely life in the mouth.  Finishes dense and long, with soft, even tannins and lingering notes of red and darker fruits.  All of these new La Posta releases offer very good value.

88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Argentina

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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