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2016.May.19 Thursday · 0 comments

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The owners of a couple of wine shops here in town have very graciously invited me to a couple of recent consumer tastings. Both involved wines that are in a price range I don’t always get around to trying here at home, so it was a nice opportunity, and a couple of the wines will fit in nicely to some of our upcoming Casa S dinners.

I’m tired of ordinary old tasting notes, aren’t you? I’m going to try something different and see what you think (all images stolen from google search thumbnails…). Let me know….

Dr. Beer & Mr. Wine, Gurruchaga 1876, Palermo

Baptême Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2012, Mendoza ★★ 472 pesos ($34)

whitechocolatethumb + applecinnamonthumb
to eat with:

grilledsalmonwinenotes

 

Diego Rosso Pinot Noir 2010, Mendoza ★★★★ 537 pesos ($38)

raspberrieswinenotes + underbrushwinenotes
to eat with:

roastchickenthumb

 

Alchimia de los Andes Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2012, Mendoza ★ 299 pesos ($21)

roastedgreenpepperwinenotes + cassiswinenotes
to eat with:

friedporkchopwinenotes

 

Alchimia Cabernet Franc 2015, Mendoza ★ 449 pesos ($32)

mixedberrieswinenotes + greentwigswinenotes
to eat with:

chivitouruguayowinenotes

 

Mendoza Vineyards (MV) Gran Reserva Malbec 2009, Mendoza ★★ 476 pesos ($34)

blueberrywinenotes + eucalyptuswinenotes
to eat with:

venisonloinwinenotes

 

Baptême Gran Reserva Malbec 2012, Mendoza ★★★★ 608 pesos ($43)

blackplumswinenotes + vanillablackberrywinenotes
to eat with:

primeribwinenotes

 

Baptême Brut Rosé, Mendoza ★ 529 pesos ($37)

redraspberrywinenotes + underbrushwinenotes
to eat with:

tunanicoisewinenotes

 


 
Armesto Almacén, Pacheco de Melo 2101, Recoleta

Mendel Semillón 2014, Mendoza ★★ 250 pesos ($18)

appleshoneywinenotes + acaciawinenotes
to eat with:

smokedsalmonwinenotes

 

Mendel Malbec 2013, Mendoza, ★ 340 pesos ($24)

blackplumswinenotes + violetswinenotes
to eat with:

lambchopswinenotes

 

Mendel Unus 2013, Mendoza ★★★ 520 pesos ($37)

blackcherrywinenotes + darkchocolatewinenotes
to eat with:

vealchopwinenotes

 

 

Mendel Finca Remota 2012, Mendoza ★★★ 990 pesos ($70)

chocolatecherrywinenotes + cocoawinenotes
to eat with:

ribroastwinenotes

I would say that the three Mendel reds are just too young to drink in my opinion, and could use anywhere from 1-3 years to develop a bit more.

Okay, that was kinda fun, but way too much work to do again….

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