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liebresColonia Las Liebres Bonarda Rosé Brut Nature 2013, Mendoza, Argentina – pale pink, holding to the rim; apricot and minerals on the nose; moderate acidity, austere, bone dry, in fact, to the level I’m surprised this is classified as a Brut, I didn’t detect any residual sugar at all, light to medium bodied, minerally, under-ripe apricot and plum, elegant; long finish, minerally. I’m fairly certain this is the only sparkling Bonarda I’ve ever tried. [Recommended]

efusivoFabricio Orlando Winemaker “Efusivo” Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Mendoza, Argentina – pale yellow, clear rim; fruit forward nose, grapefruit and grass; on the palate, high acidity, dry, light bodied, all fruit – grapefruit and grass, touch of grapefruit pith leading into the short finish. [Recommended]

killkaBodegas Salentein “Killka Five Senses Wine” Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Mendoza, Argentina – pale yellow with greenish highlights, clear rim; grassy and green bell pepper on the nose, classic Sauvignon Blanc; on the palate, high acidity, dry, light bodied, and all herbal – the grass, the green bell pepper, a hint of tarragon and even fainter hints of fresh lemon; medium length finish, still herbal. [Highly Recommended]

caelumCaelum Chardonnay 2013, Mendoza, Argentina – light yellow, clear rim; fruit forward nose, green apple; on the palate, medium-high acidity, slightly off-dry, medium bodied, all fruit – green apple, with just a touch of green stemminess behind it; medium length finish. [Recommended]

ruedaHerederos del Marqués de Riscal Rueda 2012, Spain – medium gold, holding to the rim; very ripe peach and wet stone notes on the nose; on the palate, low to medium acidity, dry, medium bodied, ripe peach, stone, hints of tannin with a faint bitterness in the background, long finish, all mineral. [Recommended]

bressiaFamilia Bressia “Sylvestra” Pinot Noir Rosé 2015, Mendoza, Argentina – light salmon pink, holding to the rim; strawberry and raspberry on the nose; on the palate, high acidity, dry, light bodied, fruit forward red berry fruit, hint of something metallic that holds onto the medium length finish. [Recommended]

amalayaAmalaya Rosé de Corte Malbec-Torrontés 2015, Salta, Argentina – pale pink color, clear rim; red plums, apricot, and a hint of minerals on the nose; on the palate, moderate acidity, dry, light bodied, fruit forward with red plum and apricot, some minerals, though less than expected from the nose, a hit of soft, green tannins that continues onto the medium length finish. [Recommended]

serbalBodega Atamisque “Serbal” Pinot Noir 2015, Mendoza, Argentina – medium cherry red, holding to the rim; milk chocolate covered cherries on the nose; medium-high acidity, slightly off-dry, light to medium bodied, sweet tannins, cherry fruit, notes of milk chocolate in the back, a touch of oak; medium length finish, all fruit. [Recommended]

desiertoBodega del Desierto 25 Pinot Noir 2014, La Pampa, Argentina – light cherry red, clear rim; strawberry and raspberry on the nose; medium high acidity, slightly off-dry, medium bodied, light spice, strawberry and raspberry, hint of sweet oak and tannins in the background; medium finish, all fruit and spice. [Recommended]

taymenteHuarpe Wines “Taymente” Pinot Noir 2012, Mendoza, Argentina – medium cherry red, holding to the rim; cherry liqueur on the nose; on the palate – moderate acidity, dry, slightly green tannins, medium bodied, slightly hot (surprising since it only has 12% alcohol), black cherry cola, light oak, hint of spice and a touch of spearmint in the background that comes out more on the medium length finish. [Recommended]

zuccardiFamilia Zuccardi “Serie A” Bonarda 2012, Mendoza, Argentina – deep purple red holding to the rim; spice and earth on the nose with a core of red fruit; on the palate, moderate acidity, slightly off-dry, medium bodied, red fruit and spice with a touch of sweet oak and slightly bitter tannins that hold over onto the medium length finish. [Recommended]

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