Red Wines    Malbec    Argentina    South America   
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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva 2008
Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva 2008
(search item no. 108497)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep red color with hints of purple. Expressive on the nose with notes of ripe black fruits, violets, and tobacco. Long finish.
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About Bodega Norton:

Astonished at the features of the place, and pushed by his visionary spirit, in 1895, an English Engineer, Mr. Edmund J. P. Norton planted the first vines importing them from France, thereby giving origin to what was the first winery in the area.

Almost 100 years later, Austrian businessman, Mr. Gernot Langes–Swarovski, travelled to Mendoza and experienced the same fascination for the region beauty, the warmth of its people, and the excellent conditions for vine growing. Supporting his decision in his intuition and in the fact that he was convinced of the high potential the vitiniculture represented in Argentina, in 1989, he acquired the Winery with the following firm aim: to make wines recognized worldwide for their quality. While executing this project, he appointed his son Michael as the person responsible for the management of the company, who, jointly with a team of local professionals started a new phase of investment, revamping and growth.

In that way, the incorporation of top-notch technology together with the knowledge and passion of people, have caused Norton to be the leading brand in exports and one of the country´s most important Wineries.

Our 5 farms have over 1200 ha fit for growing vine, 680 ha out of which are currently cultivated. Over 150 families of vineyard workers live and work there, sharing secrets and experiences from generation to generation. This knowledge and passion for the work, combined with the professionalism of our team of agricultural engineers result in products with excellence.



Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Conn Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Conn Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 113321)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Sandalwood, hazelnut, and powdered cocoa spicy aromas waft around a core of plum and dark stone fruit. Lively black plum and blueberry flavors transition seamlessly to a walnut, toasted almond finish. This elegantly balanced will continue to bring pleasure for years to come.
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About Conn Creek Winery:

Conn Creek was founded in 1973 and immediately established itself as one of Napa Valley's premier Cabernet houses with the release of its 1974 Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery name comes from its location, next to Conn Creek near the Rutherford Crossroad that connects the Silverado Trail with Highway 29. Conn Creek specializes in limited production Bordeaux varietal wines exclusively from Napa Valley’s best vineyards. Present production remains at fewer than 6500 case per year.