Argentine wines have been enjoying their fair share of the spotlight over the last decade. Certainly, the strong US dollar, which began this surge, has worked to Argentina’s benefit. However, it will be high-caliber, worthy producers that will sustain the interest in this region.
Argentina’s rise is as much about quality as it is about price. And the game isn’t over yet. With the 2008 Cahuin, Maipu Winemaker's Select Red (pronounced “cah-HWEEN, my-POOH”), we’ve delivered on another absolute steal for a wine of its quality from Argentina.
If you're a foodie and you've fallen for Malbec like so many Americans, prepare your taste buds for this unique, versatile 90-point blend. This release combines the food friendliness of Sangiovese (40%) with equal parts of trendy Tempranillo and Malbec, for a wine that reflects all the rustic flavors you’ve come to admire about Malbec (blackberry, plum, and an earthy, wood-like appeal) with the accessibility of two lighter reds.
Field blends like this work because they strengthen the overall quality of the wine and allow each varietal to complement the characteristics others. In this "Winemaker's Select", these three varietals combine for a wine that is bigger than the sum of its parts.
Wine Advocate(2008 Vintage)