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91 • La Posta 2010 Estela Armando Vineyard, Bonarda, Mendoza $19.
Deep purple color. Aromas of roasted beets, baked berry, and peppery spices with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a juicy, sour cherry, raspberry, and earth finish. A serious table wine. (tasted on Mar-06-2012)
91 • La Posta 2010 Tinto, Mendoza $19.
Aromas of toasty blueberry muffin with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, creme brulee, toffee and berry compote finish with dusty tannins. Wonderfully balanced and juicy; will be a hit with Latin beef. (tasted on Mar-06-2012)
89 • Crios 2011 Syrah-Bonarda, Mendoza $15. Best Buy.
Deep garnet violet color. Bright aromas of raspberry cobbler, vanilla, faint bacon and pepper with a fruity medium-to-full body and a juicy, cedar and chewy tannin finish. (tasted on Mar-06-2012)
89 • Bodega Elena de Mendoza 2010 Red Blend, Mendoza $9. Best Buy.
Raspberry pie a la mode aromas and flavors with a fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy toffee, vanilla, and cherry sauce driven finish. A delicious sipper. (tasted on Mar-06-2012)
87 • Staccato 2011 Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza $9.99. Best Buy. Organically Grown Grapes-Certified Organic
Deep purple color. Aromas of cassis cobbler, chocolate, cedar, and roasted pepper with a fruity medium body and a sweet, juicy vanilla custard finish. A tasty, fruity everyday sipper. (tasted on Mar-06-2012)
86 • Emuna 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec, Mendoza $9.99. Best Buy. Kosher
Dark ruby with a brick rim. Savory aromas of cherry-tomato chutney, berry pie, and glazed apple with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy clementine, cedar and dusty road accented finish. A nice, mature table wine. (tasted on Mar-12-2012)
85 • Emuna 2010 Special Edition, Bonarda, Mendoza $9.99. Kosher
Lightly floral aromas of cranberry-raspberry cocktail and bath soap with a soft, dryish medium body and a blackberry granita, apple, fleur de sal, and earth accented finish. (tasted on Mar-12-2012)
84 • Caligiore 2010 Reserve, Bonarda, Mendoza $14.99. Organically Grown Grapes-Certified Organic|Find-a-Wine|
Inky purple color. Aromas of blackberry, cocoa, and cedar with a supple, dryish medium body and a chewy, grilled apple and powdery tannin finish. (tasted on Mar-06-2012)