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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
La Posta Cocina 2006
La Posta Cocina 2006
(search item no. 95224)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $12.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"This blends malbec (60%) with bondara and syrah. It's all black fruit and violets, but there is a solid tannic structure and a fresh acidity to balance the ripeness. Decant it for ribs."
-Wines & Spirits

"The 2006 Cocina Blend, 60% Malbec, 20% Bonarda, and 20% Syrah, was sourced from three regions of Mendoza, and aged for 10 months in 70% French and 30% American oak, 20% new. Purple-colored, it offers notes of cedar, spice box, pencil lead, blueberry, and black cherry. On the palate, gamy notes emerge to accompany the sweet fruit. Easy-drinking and seamless, this tasty wine can be enjoyed over the next 5 years. All four La Posta wines are outstanding values."
-Wine Advocate

The blend impresses you right from the start. Aromas of red cherries and raspberries are infused with mocha and spice hints that give up the secret about what's to come. Your first sip washes braodly across your palate like a flood of sweet, fresh fruit and the viscous mouthfeel keeps the flavors lingering for awhile. The hints of baking spice and some oak keep the flavors fresh and lively. This is a wine that you'll wnat to stanck up in your wine rack (or closet) for any occasion. Great all by itself or with all of your favorite red wine foods.

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About La Posta:

We have tasted over a thousand wines since we began importing from Argentina. In that time, we have discovered a handful of grape growers whose results in the vineyards with specific varietals have been truly amazing--year in, year out. Our first encounter with many of these growers was at a posta del vinatero, or "tavern of the grape grower." Here they drank wine and spoke passionately for hours about their soils, their vines, and their quest for superior flavors in their grapes. We salute the hard work and skill of these growers by offering these vineyard-designated releases made solely with their special grapes.