Like peanut butter and jelly, malbec and Argentina are a perfect duo, synonymous in the wine world. Once referred to as the Black wines of France the grapes origins are from the Southwest French region of Cahors. Originally the grape was called Auxerrois and later Cot, it was given the name malbec after being planted in Bordeaux by Monsieur Malbeck where it still is used today. In Mendoza, Argentina’s main wine growing region, the grape thrived and has created a wine style to please most palates, from the fruitier, lighter styles coming from the plains to the more complex, structured wines sourced from high in the Andes mountains.
Peter Smolarz

Best In Class

Masi Tupungato 2017 Passo Doble          

Mendoza, Argentina        

$19-21 CSPC 718441

Top Value

Trapiche Zaphy 2018 Malbec

Mendoza, Argentina

$13-16 CSPC 742929

Judges Selection

Alma de los Andes 2013 Malbec Reserva              

Mendoza, Argentina       

$19-21  CSPC 814443

Trapiche 2014 Gran Medalla Malbec       

Mendoza, Argentina       

$25-28 CSPC 798283

1884 2017 Estate Grown Malbec              

Mendoza, Argentina       

$18-21 CSPC 770925

Catena 2016 Malbec      

Mendoza, Argentina       

$22-25 CSPC 478727

Clos D’argentine 2013 Malbec Reserva   

Mendoza, Argentina       

$21-24  CSPC 804699     

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