Full Review

Algodon Wine Estates

Algodon Wine Estates
2012 PIMA, Argentina

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Argentine Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$100
Cellar Selection

Algodon Wine Estates
2012 PIMA, Argentina

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Argentine Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Garnet black color. Inviting aromas and flavors of chocolate nut bar, olives, and pickled cherries with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, complex, very long finish with overtones of dried berries, pomegranate herb vinaigrette, smoked nuts, and earth with fine, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A silky, stately red blend that entices and delights the palate into another sip.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, New World, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: chocolate nut bar, olives, and pickled cherries
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of dried berries, pomegranate herb vinaigrette, smoked nuts, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Short Ribs, Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A silky, stately red blend that entices and delights the palate into another sip.

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Other Argentine Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
While Malbec from Argentina has taken the American market by storm, there are other reds produced in that country. Planted in only slightly less quantity than Malbec is a red variety called Bonarda. However, we usually use the term 'Other Argentine Red' to refer to wines made with blends of red wine grapes, mostly Bordeaux varietals. These wines are usually modeled stylistically after drier Old World claret style wines versus the juicy, fruity style of Argentine malbec that has become so popular.

Other red wines made in Argentina include Syrah, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Barbera and Cabernet Franc. As with most wine-producing regions, growers have learned which climates are most beneficial for particular varieties. Thus Pinot Noir is a specialty of the cool climate Patagonia region in the south, while Syrah produces notable results in the hotter San Juan region near the western border with Chile.