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
Jerry Meads New World International Wine Competition 2010
2004 Conquista Malbec
Wine Enthusiast Magazine, November 2005
2005 Conquista Malbec
#9 Top 100 BEST BUYS for 2007, 89 Points
Wine Enthusiast February 2007
2006 Conquista Malbec
Wine Enthusiast Magazine, April 2008
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.
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.