Five Excellent Values From Argentina


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by Brian Fry (Contact)   | 196 entries

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Argentinian wines have grown in popularity in our Valley and throughout the United States over the last five years. Most people still think of Malbec from the Mendoza Valley, but there is a lot more out there to investigate and enjoy.

A local event on April 24th at Avalon Golf and Country Club features the five wines listed below and offers guests the chance to enjoy a specailly paired Tapas dinner with some authentic South American recipes. Here's a look at the wines:

1. 2012 Amalaya White Blend

Light crisp and refreshing blend of 90% Torrontes and 10% Riesling.

2. 2011 Graffigna Pinot Grigio

Fresh and juicy tropical fruit flavors with great balance and a surprisingly rich finish.

3. 2011 Graffigna Malbec

Nicely balanced fruit and spice components with moderate tannins and good integration. 

4. 2011 Graffigna Cabernet

An enticingly crafted cab with deep dark fruit flavors and zesty spice notes.

5. 2010 Norton Privada

An amazing blend of 60% Malbec, 20% Cabernet and 20% Merlot.

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