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Date Printed: 4/21/2014
Cruz Andina Malbec 2008
Cruz Andina Malbec 2008
(search item no. 109144)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/21/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Cruz Andina is a Malbec based blend that represents the unique character of high altitude and old vines from Mendoza. The wine expresses Malbec's exceptional concentration with a soft, supple texture. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Bonarda are blended for complexity, structure and delicate mouthfeel. The old-vine fruit, Alvaro Espinoza's minimalist approach to winemaking and sensibility for elegant wines were the perfect fit for the style of Malbec we desired to produce.
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About Cruz Andina:

Legendary vintner Agustin Huneeus has partnered with Carlos Pulenta, a third generation vintner of Mendoza's Pulenta family, and winemaker Alvaro Espinoza to produce Cruz Andina Malbec, his first properietary wine fom Argentina. The partnership combines Agustin Huneeus' long quest to produce unique wines from special places, along with Carlos' vast knowledge of malbec and his inside vision of Mendoza appellations. Alvaro collaborates with Cruz Andina in every aspect of the wine, from site selection and canopy management in the vineyard to determining the final blend.