Full Review

Inkarri

Inkarri
2018 Red Blend Estate Bottled, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other Argentine Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Organically Grown Grapes
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$13.99

Inkarri
2018 Red Blend Estate Bottled, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other Argentine Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Violet color. Aromas of baked blackberries, earth, and grape leaves with a coarse, bright, dry medium-to-full body and a peppery, short black pepper finish with earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A chewy red for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: baked blackberries, earth, and grape leaves
Taste Flavor: black pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Shepherd’s Pie, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A chewy red for the table.

The Importer

Natural Merchants, Inc.

The Importer
560-A NE F St, Suite 330
Grants Pass, OR 97526
USA
1 530-554-2333

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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.