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Inkarri

Inkarri
2016 Red Blend Estate Bottled, Luján de Cuyo

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Other Argentine Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .233%
Certified Organic-Organically Grown Grapes
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13.99
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Inkarri
2016 Red Blend Estate Bottled, Luján de Cuyo

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Other Argentine Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .233%
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of leather, cocoa butter, cinnamon-sugar, and dried date with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and an engaging, medium-long finish that exhibits shades of carob, red peppercorn, and coriander with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A dry and bold red for excellent meals.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: leather, cocoa butter, cinnamon-sugar, and dried date
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of carob, red peppercorn, and coriander
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Steak With Chimichurri, Herb Crusted Lamb Chops, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry and bold red for excellent meals.

The Importer

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The Importer
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Grants Pass, OR 97526
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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.