When Daniel Pi took over as head winemaker at Argentina’s Trapiche winery in 2002, he had a big task in front him. The large operation had grown listless, producing volume brands that provided little genuine interest or excitement. But in recent vintages, Pi has added a lineup of single-vineyard bottlings that have proven to be consistently outstanding since they debuted in the 2003 vintage. A recent 15-wine vertical tasting back to the debut 2003s provided an opportunity to see a track record developing. Here are my tasting notes.
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