Wine lovers typically have Malbec on their minds when they think of Argentina, whose wine exports to the United States have quadrupled over the last few years to more than 6 million cases in 2010, according to trade group Wines of Argentina. While Malbec leads the pack, representing some 40 percent, or 2.4 million cases, of U.S.-bound exports, winemakers are diversifying their portfolios, especially with popular international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, which follow on Malbec’s heels at 11 and 7 percent respectively. Here are 14 wines that demonstrate the country’s potential to offer value and diversity outside the Malbec mainstream.
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