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93 • Gamela 2010 Reserva, Malbec, Mendoza $19.99. Best Buy.
Deep garnet purple color. Bold chocolate cherry milkshake and apple pie aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, layered, spice, nut, dusty beet, and spiced berry finish. An exceptional table wine. (tasted on Oct-24-2011)
92 • Caminada 2009 Malbec, Uco Valley $9.99. Best Buy.
Spicy boysenberry tart, dried flower, and pink peppercorn aromas with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a honeyed berry and apple accented finish. A tasty sipper. (tasted on Oct-24-2011)
92 • Rio Seco 2010 Reserva, Malbec, Mendoza $11.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of chocolate covered dried cherries, suede, and whole nuts with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a chewy grilled carrot, parsley and spice accented finish. Very tasty and food friendly. (tasted on Oct-24-2011)
91 • Twigs 2008 Reserva, Malbec, Mendoza $15.99. Best Buy. Organically Grown Grapes-Certified Organic
Garnet color. Rich berry compote, cracked pepper, melon, and Asian chocolate aromas with a crisp, dryish medium body and a baked apple, melon rind, and pencil lead accented finish. A nice earthy table wine. (tasted on Oct-03-2011)
89 • Battle Axe 2009 Malbec, Mendoza $14.99. Best Buy.
Violet color. Chocolate covered nuts and berry, mint jelly, and exotic spice aromas with a satiny dry-yet-fruity medium body and a honey baked apple and dusty earth accented finish. Lively and fun. (tasted on Oct-03-2011)
84 • Caligiore 2008 Organic Legacy, Malbec, Mendoza $24.99. Cellar Selection. Organically Grown Grapes-Certified Organic
Aromas of currant, blueberries, whisky barrel and spearmint chocolate toffee with a tangy, chewy dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a dusty, pulpy wood tannin finish. Give this some time. (tasted on Oct-03-2011)
84 • Rio Seco 2011 Estate, Malbec, Mendoza $7.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of cherry lip balm, dried violets and herbs, and cocoa with a supple, dryish medium body and a tart, craisin and tomato accented finish. (tasted on Oct-24-2011)