Special Wines

Special Wines

Special Wine Offerings

In my Wine Region travels, I come across wines that get my attention, that I want to take home and put in my own personal cellar. In Argentina alone, I tasted 583 bottles of wine (that I can remember), and when something stands out, I make a note of it. I savor the experience.

Sometimes the wines I discover are extraordinary because they have unique flavors distinctive to their terroir, or the winemaker is up to something surprising, or my in-depth knowledge of the region allows me to identify the best wines ideal to the environment. Other times, I simply find super great deals for amazing quality wines; and this happens often. And other times I am getting the insider track of what is coming up to be great. And even further, I find small producers who handcraft special wines in limited quantities. These winemakers are practically unknown, however their value and quality is extraordinary.

With these relationships and insider intel, I have organized special offerings of wines at outstanding prices just for you here. I also present a Featured Winery with a special offer I have arranged from my personal relationships. I invite you, now, to enjoy with me.

  • 100% Malbec – 100% Argentina

    Malbec is the grape that made Argentina famous and has caused Argentina to grow to become the fifth largest wine producing country in the world. Malbec is a French varietal, one of the five grapes used in Bordeaux Wines from France. Malbec is not commonly found anymore in Bordeaux wines today because it has been difficult for the French to keep these grapevines alive. In Argentina though, Malbec thrives! In fact, Malbec takes on new, very attractive, flavor characteristic created in the high elevation terroir of Argentina.

    The wines I have chosen for you here come from very small wineries in Mendoza, Argentina. Mendoza is the origin and nucleus of Malbec in Argentina. These wineries are all family operations, who handcraft their special wines. Their production is in very limited quantities. The quality of these wines are extraordinary! These wines are hard to find as they are extremely limited in the United States. I have arranged this foursome at an unbelievable price for the great quality of these wines. See the wine details and tasting notes below.

    Mosso Malbec
    Viamonte Reserva Malbec
    Tukma Reserva Malbec
    Siete Fincas Gran Secreto Malbec

    MALBEC PACKAGE (four bottles of wines) $99

    Shipping Included for CA, AZ and NV

  • Torrontés – The Liar

    Torrontés is a white grape varietal exclusive to Argentina and with a very strong personality. It is affectionately nicknamed The Liar, because of its sweet floral and fruity nose of ripe peaches, followed by a surprise of dry crisp finish of grapefruit on the mouth. Torrontés is typically grown in a canopystyle to protect the grapes from the high-altitude sun exposure in the extreme northwest mountainous region of Salta, Argentina.

    This is Argentina’s most radical wine region… The vineyards sit more than a mile above sea level at 5,500’ to 8,500’ elevations, planted within mountainous jagged red-rock formations. The wines from Salta are strong and flavorful, and with intense color, because of the high altitude. This intense exposure to the sun, the hot days with cold nights, temperature differences exceeding 35 degrees, and a tropical humidity that drifts south from the Amazon, all have created a microclimate perfect for naturally balanced acidity, luminosity and richness in the wines produced here.

    The wines I have chosen for you here come from very small wineries, all family operations, who handcraft their special wines. Their production is in very limited quantities. The quality of these wines are extraordinary! These wines are hard to find as they are extremely limited in the United States. I have arranged this foursome at an unbelievable price for the great quality of these wines. See the wine details and tasting notes below.

    Tukma Torrontés Reserva
    Siete Fincas Torrontés
    Bueyes Torrontés
    Mi Terruño “Uvas” Torrontés

    TORRONTÉS PACKAGE (four bottles of wines) $54

    Shipping Included for CA, AZ and NV

  • Featured Winery

    – SIETE FINCAS WINES & VINEYARDS –

    Exploring Wine Regions – Argentina, page 46

    Siete Fincas was created by Edgardo Stallocca in 2000 to continue the viticultural tradition his grandfather, Juan Stallocca, began in Mendoza in 1904. Siete Fincas honors Edgardo’s childhood spent in the family bodega and vineyards. From the “siete fincas” (meaning seven farms) where Juan Stallocca once stood, Edgardo is transforming his family heritage into hand-crafted, premium wines. His grapes come from select vineyards located in Luján de Cuyo, Maipú, Valle de Uco, and Salta at high-elevation regions characterized by ideal weather conditions for the development of their expressive wines.

    What got my attention about this winery was their Cabernet Sauvignon. I did not expect to taste great Cabernet in Argentina. I am from California, the land of great Cabernet. I knew they grew Cabernet Sauvignon in Mendoza, however I did not expect this fantastic quality. And the real “secret” as I see it, the Siete Fincas Secreto, his wine which means “secret” is his Cabernet Sauvignon blended with his very best Malbec, Cabernet Franc and a touch of Petit Verdot. Magnificent!

    The wines I have chosen for you from this winery are mostly extremely limited quantities. The quality of these wines are extraordinary! They are hard to find in the United States. I have arranged this six-some at an unbelievable price for the great quality of these wines. See the wine details and tasting notes below.

    Siete Fincas Malbec Rosé
    Siete Fincas Torrontés
    Siete Fincas Malbec
    Siete Fincas Cabernet Sauvignon
    Siete Fincas Gran Secreto Malbec
    Siete Fincas Cabernet Franc

    SIETE FINCAS PACKAGE (six bottles of wines) $128

    Shipping Included for CA, AZ and NV

  • Best Wine Deal – MALBEC & TORRONTÉS

    Bodega Colomé focuses on extreme high-altitude farming of the two traditional Argentine varietals of Malbec and Torrontés. Colomé vineyards are the highest in the world, ranging from 7,500’ to 10,206’ elevations. This altitude has a significant impact on the quality of the grapes. The higher the altitude, the greater exposure of the fruit to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Grapes develop thicker darker skins to protect themselves from the sun’s rays, which later accounts for more intense wines in color, aromas and flavors. The result is receiving high awards and will capture your palate’s attention.

    Further, the land is farmed using agroecological and biodynamic principles, which consist of fertilization through organic compost and manure produced on their farm and vegetable gardens, the use of biodynamic preparations made up of organic matter and energies that stimulate living processes in the soil and the vines. This energy is also transmitted to the environment and builds up the mystical aura that characterizes Colomé.

    Colomé also maintains their ancestral approach (the oldest winery in Argentina) to agricultural management, allowing for tasks to be planned in agreement with the sun, moon and planets’ rhythms, having a direct influence on the plant’s fluids contributing to a more harmonious growing of the vines. The goal is to keep balanced vines throughout the years and to grow healthy nutritious grapes with concentrated aromas, polyphenols and flavors, which will later produce intense, complex and balanced wines.

    Our Price

    List Price

    Bodega Colomé Estate Malbec

    $ 19.99
    $ 30.00

    Case of 12 bottles (additional 10% discount)

    $ 215.89
    $ 360.00

    Bodega Colomé Torrontés

    $ 11.99
    $ 15.00

    Case of 12 bottles (additional 10% discount)

    $ 129.49
    $ 180.00