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Reviews & Awards

2012 Conquista Malbec

 

86 Points Best Buy
"Mild, almost neutral aromas of cherry and herbs require some digging to discern. Medium in weight and concentration, it has flavors of red fruits that are fresh but basic. Raspberry notes carrry the finish to a quiet conclusion."
Wine Enthusiast, May 2014


2008 Conquista Malbec

 

Gold Medal
Jerry Meads New World International Wine Competition 2010


2004 Conquista Malbec

 

BEST BUY
Wine Enthusiast Magazine, November 2005


2005 Conquista Malbec

 

#9 Top 100 BEST BUYS for 2007, 89 Points
Wine Enthusiast February 2007


2006 Conquista Malbec

 

BEST BUY
Wine Enthusiast Magazine, April 2008


Tasting Notes

Conquista Malbec is bright and fruity with plum, spice and red fruit aromas. It is full bodied with good acidity and layers of blackberries and blueberries, hints of mocha and spice on the lingering finish.

Food Pairings

Pairs well with hearty pasta, grilled meat, roast beef or hard cheese.

Varietal(s)

100% Malbec

Region

Mendoza, Argentina

Vineyard & Winemaking Notes

The grapes are hand harvested at optimum ripeness from the foothills of the Andes Mountains in the San Rafael region of Mendoza. The near-desert conditions are remedied by water from the snow-capped Andes that also guard the area from radical temperature shifts that would otherwise hurt the harvest, and instead account for better fruit flavor and maturation in the clean, pollution-free mountain air. Mendoza rests on the San Andreas Fault and experiences near weekly small earthquakes. These mini-quakes shift layers of sand, clay, and loam with gravel and limestone, providing Mendoza’s vineyards with superb root nutrients and variety.