Uco Valley

Pico Viejo Reserva Chardonnay 2019

The Story The Pico Viejo Reserva Chardonnay 2019 is a $7.99 ALDI exclusive sourced from grapes grown in vineyards located in the Uco Valley of Argentina. The Uco Valley is not actually a valley, it is high plains that butt up against the Andes Mountains. The Uco Valley is one of the best-growing regions in…

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Susana Balbo Crios Malbec 2017

The Susana Balbo Crios Malbec 2017 is 100% Malbec sourced from vineyards in the Uco Valley of western Mendoza in the foothills of the Andes, well maybe not exactly foothills since the elevation for the vineyards is 3,700 feet above sea-level. Susana Balbo founded her line of wine in 1999, the Crios label features younger, drink-it-now…

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Santa Julia Winemaker’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

The Santa Julia Winemaker’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from sustainably farmed Estate high altitude vineyards (3,130 to 4,600 feet) located in the Uco Valley in the south-west corner of the Mendoza region of Argentina. The vineyards are on the east side of the Andes Mountains, the vineyards in Chile are on the…

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Doña Paula Estate Malbec 2014

The Doña Paula Estate Malbec 2014 is sourced from 2 sustainably grown Estate vineyards located high in the Andes foothills of the Uco Valley in the southwest Mendoza region of Argentina. The Uco Valley is considered to be one of the prime Malbec growing areas in Argentina. The vineyards are 3,500 to 4,500 feet above sea level and…

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La Finca Oak Aged Malbec 2014

The La Finca Oak Aged Malbec 2014 is a $4.49 Trader Joe’s wine exclusive, produced by Finca La Celia (Finca translates to farm or estate), founded in 1890, from grapes grown in the Uco Valley region, in the southwest corner of Mendoza, in the foothills of the Andes in Argentina. This Malbec was aged for…

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WiseAss Red Blend 2014

The WiseAss Red Blend 2014 is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 10% Bonarda sourced from vineyards in the Maipu Valley (some of the Cabernet grapes came from the Uco Valley) of the Mendoza region in Argentina. The Bonarda grape is widely grown in Argentina and was originally from the Piedmont region of Italy. The…

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Septima Chardonnay 2013

The 2013 Septima Chardonnay is sourced from (50%) two areas in the Uco Vally (one of the elite growing regions in Argentina) and (50%) vineyards near the region of Agrelo in the Lujan de Cuyo district inside the larger Mendoza grape growing area of Argentina. One thing I commonly hear when people talk about Chardonnay is that they do not…

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Acordeon Malbec 2011

The Acordeon Malbec is sourced from high altitude (4,165 feet) estate vineyards in the Tupungato section of the Uco Valley inside the larger Mendoza region in Argentina. The Uco Valley is in the Southwest corner of Mendoza and the Tupungato section is in the northern part of the Uco Valley. This is an under $10…

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2010 Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2010 Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from half Estate vineyards and half purchased grapes grown in the Uco Valley growing region of the Central Valley, in Argentina. The Uco Valley is a high altitude (3,700′ to 5,000’) growing area, the temperatures are cool and at that height the grapes get intense…

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2010 Don Miguel Gascon Malbec

The 2010 Don Miguel Gascon Malbec is sourced from grapes grown in the Uco Valley and the Lujan de Cuyo regions of Mendoza, Argentina. The winery has been producing wine sine the 1880s and first made single varietal Malbec in 1940. The wine is distributed in the US by E & J Gallo so the…

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