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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec 2009
Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec 2009
(search item no. 112661)
Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $23.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec expresses aromas of freshly crushed violet flowers that envelop a deep core of jam preserves and ripened plums typical of Mendoza´s Vistalba region. The palate contains racy notes of violet and graphite followed by mouthfuls of dry cherries and fresh berry fruit. The luscious mid-palate, gives way to powdery tannins and a delicate herbal blend-infused finish that adds to complexity.
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About Terrazas de los Andes:

At the end of the 1950s, the famous French Champagne house, Moët & Chandon, realized there was an enormous potential for growth in South America. They sent their wine analyst, Renaud Poirier, to study the possibility of expansion. Monsieur Poirier finally proved that Luján de Cuyo, a region within the province of Mendoza, was the best place for the birth of fine wines. In 1960, Chandon Argentina was established, the first subsidiary of Moët & Chandon outside France.

To make the Terrazas de los Andes wines, Chandon Argentina took the initiative to restore this building, located in the heart of Perdriel and at the foot of the imposing Cordón del Plata (a section of the Andes Mountain Range).

In the past, Chandon Argentina made only sparkling and generic still wines, however at the beginning of the '90s fueled by a political system more orientated towards an international market, a varietal wines project was born, to which Terrazas has now become the reality. Situated in Perdriel there is an old Spanish style winery that was used by Pedro Domecq to create his brandy. Renaud Poirier asked Domecq if he could use his equipment to make the first experimental vintages, between 1957 and 1959. Thirty years later Terrazas de los Andes was born, a tributary of Chandon Argentina dedicated exclusively to the production of varietal wines.



Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Columbia Crest Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Columbia Crest Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
(search item no. 117345)
screw cap wine
has fluid
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PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $8.25

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Plump aromas of ripe cherry, red berry and jam fill the nose, followed by notes of luscious berry sweetness on the palate. This textured wine with moderate tannins ends with a round finish.
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About Columbia Crest:

Founded in 1983, Columbia Crest has grown from a small winery in a relatively unknown wine region to one of the most significant wineries in the U.S. and a major force behind Washington state's emergence as a world-class wine region. Over the years, the winery has remained committed to delivery handcrafted, small-lot wines, as well as affordable, superior quality everyday wines. In 2009, the winery reached a milestone when Wine Spectator named their 2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon "Wine of the Year," the first time a wine from Washington state has received the ranking. This accolade was not only a historic moment for Columbia Crest, but for all wineries in Washington and reinforced the belief that the region is among the best wine-producing areas in the world.