Alphabetical Guide to Argentina

Alphabetical Guide to Argentina
After a series of uncharacteristically wet vintages, Argentina’s heartland for Malbec—the Mendoza region at the base of the Andes—is back to better times and wines with the 2018 vintage. (Susana Balbo)
From the Dec 31, 2021, issue

Nearly 200 wines were reviewed in blind tastings by senior editor Kim Marcus for the Argentina tasting report in the Dec. 31, 2021, issue of Wine Spectator. For a full analysis of the latest vintage and recommended wines, read “Modern Malbecs.” WineSpectator.com members can find full reviews, with full tasting notes, in the Wine Ratings Search.

Wine Score Price
55 MALBEC
Cabernet Sauvignon Paraje Altamira Zaha Toko Vineyard 2018 91 $25
ALAMOS
Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza 2020 85 $13
Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza 2019 88 $13
Malbec Mendoza Selección 2018 88 $20
VIÑA ALICIA
Malbec Luján de Cuyo Paso de Piedra 2016 87 $20
ALTA VISTA
Atemporal Albaneve Vineyard Uco Valley 2018 90 $22
Brut Mendoza Nature NV 87 $15
Brut Rosé Mendoza NV 88 $15
Cabernet Franc Mendoza Estate 2019 89 $20
Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza Estate 2019 88 $18
Malbec Agrelo Serenade Single Vineyard 2017 93 $50
Malbec Las Compuertas Alizarine Single Vineyard 2017 91 $50
Malbec Mendoza Estate 2019 89 $20
Malbec Mendoza Terroir Selection 2018 90 $30
Malbec Uco Valley Temis El Cepillo Single Vineyard 2017 92 $50
ALTOCEDRO
Cabernet Sauvignon La Consulta Año Cero 2020 89 $17
Los Poetas Libertad Blend La Consulta 2019 88 $18
Malbec La Consulta Año Cero 2020 89 $17
Malbec La Consulta Gran Reserve 2018 92 $55
Select La Consulta 2019 88 $24
ANDELUNA
Cabernet Sauvignon Uco Valley 1300 2019 87 $15
Malbec Tupungato Altitud 2018 89 $22
Malbec Uco Valley 1300 2019 86 $15
ANGULO INNOCENTI
Cabernet Sauvignon La Consulta 2018 87 $18
Malbec La Consulta Nonni 2018 86 $14
BODEGA ANIELLO
Malbec Río Negro Valley 006 Riverside Estate 2019 88 $17
ANKO
Malbec Salta 2019 88 $15
Torrontés Salta 2020 87 $12
ANTIGAL WINERY & ESTATES
Aduentus Classic Mendoza 2017 87 $24
Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza Uno 2018 85 $15
Malbec Mendoza Aduentus 2017 90 $24
Malbec Mendoza One Doña Angeles Vineyard 2014 89 $60
Malbec Mendoza Uno 2018 88 $15
ARCHER ROOSE
Malbec Mendoza NV 83 $0 / 250ml
ARGENTO
Malbec Mendoza 2020 87 $11
Malbec Mendoza Finca Altamira Single Vineyard 2019 87 $40
VALENTÍN BIANCHI
Enzo Bianchi Gran Corte San Rafael-Argentina 2018 91 $70
Enzo Bianchi Gran Uco Valley 2018 92 $70
Malbec Mendoza Famiglia 2020 88 $20
Malbec Mendoza San Rafael Oasis Sur 2020 87 $16
BODEGA EL ESTECO
Chañar Punco Calchaquí Valley 2016 92 $70
Malbec Calchaquí Valley 2018 88 $20
Malbec Calchaquí Valley Don David Reserve 2019 86 $15
BODEGA TONELES
Malbec Mendoza Tonel 46 Reserve 2019 86 $18
BODEGAS CARO
Malbec Mendoza Aruma 2020 86 $17
Malbec Mendoza Aruma 2019 86 $17
Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza Amancaya 2018 88 $21
Mendoza 2017 92 $70
BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA
Malbec Mendoza Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae 2018 96 $140
Malbec Mendoza Adrianna Vineyard River 2018 93 $190
Malbec Mendoza Argentino 2018 93 $140
Malbec Uco Valley Nicasia Vineyard Paraje Altamira 2018 95 $140
CHAKANA
Malbec Gualtallary Maipe Reserve 2019 91 $21
CLOS DE LOS SIETE
Uco Valley 2018 90 $20
VIÑA COBOS
Cabernet Sauvignon Luján de Cuyo Bramare 2018 91 $42
Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza Felino 2019 89 $22
Chardonnay Los Chacayes Bramare Los Arbolitos Vineyard 2019 90 $50
Chardonnay Mendoza Felino 2019 89 $20
Malbec Los Árboles Chañares Estate 2018 94 $100
Malbec Mendoza Cobos 2018 96 $400
Malbec Mendoza Felino 2019 87 $22
Malbec Perdriel Marchiori Estate 2018 95 $100
Malbec Uco Valley Bramare 2018 92 $42
BODEGA COLOMÉ
Malbec Calchaquí Valley Auténtico 2019 91 $40
Malbec Calchaquí Valley El Arenal Single Vineyard 2019 89 $60
Torrontés Calchaquí Valley 2021 88 $12
CORAZON DEL SOL
Magma Revana Vineyard Los Chacayes 2018 93 $45
Malbec Los Chacayes 2018 88 $26
FINCA DECERO
Cabernet Sauvignon Agrelo Remolinos Vineyard 2018 88 $22
Malbec Agrelo Remolinos Vineyard 2018 90 $22
The Owl & The Dust Devil Icon Blend Remolinos Vineyard Agrelo 2017 90 $33
BODEGA DIAMANDES
Malbec Uco Valley 2018 86 $18
DOMAINE BOUSQUET
Cabernet Franc Mendoza Gaia 2019 91 $20
Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza Gaia 2019 88 $20
Cabernet Sauvignon Tupungato 2020 87 $13
Cabernet Sauvignon Tupungato Valley Gran 2019 89 $25
Chardonnay Tupungato Unoaked 2020 88 $13
Chardonnay Tupungato Valley Gran 2019 88 $25
Malbec Gualtallary Ameri 2019 92 $36
Malbec Mendoza Gaia 2019 88 $20
Malbec Tupungato 2020 87 $13
Malbec Tupungato Valley Gran 2019 91 $25
EL ENEMIGO
Bonarda Mendoza 2018 92 $28
Cabernet Franc Mendoza 2018 90 $28
Chardonnay Mendoza 2019 90 $28
Malbec Mendoza 2018 88 $28
FLIGHT OF THE CONDOR
Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza 2019 89 $14
Malbec Mendoza 2019 85 $14
FUNCKENHAUSEN
Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza 2018 90 $15 / 1L
Malbec Blend Mendoza 2018 83 $15 / 1L
BODEGAS ESCORIHUELA GASCÓN
Malbec Mendoza 2019 88 $15
Malbec Mendoza Escorohuela 1884 Limted Production 2018 91 $26
BODEGAS ESCORIHUELA GASCÓN
Malbec Mendoza Reserva 2018 90 $25
Malbec-Malbec Mendoza-Patagonia The President's Escorihuela 1884 2018 90 $30
KAIKEN
Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza Ultra 2019 90 $25
Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza Ultra 2018 89 $25
Chardonnay Mendoza Ultra 2018 89 $25
Malbec Mendoza Indómito 2019 87 $20
Malbec Mendoza Mai 2018 87 $75
Malbec Mendoza Mai 2017 92 $80
Malbec Mendoza Ultra 2019 89 $25
Malbec Mendoza Ultra Las Rocas 2018 87 $25
KIRKLAND SIGNATURE
Malbec Mendoza 2020 85 $7
LA POSTA
Bonarda Mendoza Armando 2020 87 $15
Malbec Mendoza Pizzella 2020 87 $18
LAMADRID
Malbec Agrelo Single Vineyard 2019 89 $15
ESTANCIA LOS CARDONES
Malbec Salta Flor de Cardón 2018 89 $20
Malbec Salta Tigerstone 2018 88 $30
LUCA
Chardonnay Tupungato G Lot 2020 88 $35
Malbec Paraje Altamira 2019 90 $25
Malbec Uco Valley Historia de Familia 2019 92 $75 / 1.5L
Malbec Uco Valley Old Vine 2019 93 $35
Pinot Noir Tupungato G Lot 2019 88 $35
MANOS NEGRAS
Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza Atrevida 2019 88 $12
Malbec Paraje Altamira Atrevida Aventura 2018 90 $25
MATERVINI
Malbec Cafayate Valley Alteza 2018 94 $90
Malbec Calchaquí Valley Calcha 2018 93 $65
Malbec Canota Valley Viña Canota 2018 94 $50
Malbec Mendoza Piedras Viejas El Challao-Las Heras 2018 92 $150
Malbec Perdriel Finca 2018 95 $90
Tinto Chacayes Uco Valley 2018 89 $40
MENDOZA VINEYARDS
Malbec Mendoza Clos De Mendoza 2019 88 $15
BODEGA MONTEVIEJO
Malbec Uco Valley Festivo 2019 85 $13
Torrontés Argentina Festivo 2018 83 $13
Torrontés Cafayate Petite Fleur 2018 84 $27
BODEGA NOEMÍA DE PATAGONIA
Malbec Patagonia 2017 92 $120
BODEGA NORTON
Cabernet Franc Mendoza Reserva 2019 88 $19
Malbec Argentina 1895 Colección 2020 86 $12
Malbec Luján de Cuyo D.O.C 2019 88 $16
Malbec Mendoza Reserva 2019 86 $19
Malbec-Cabernet Franc Uco Valley Lote Negro Unique Edition 2018 91 $40
Privada Family Blend Mendoza 2018 90 $26
PIATTELLI
Cabernet Sauvignon Cafayate Valley Reserve 2019 90 $16
Cabernet Sauvignon Luján de Cuyo Reserve 2019 89 $16
Malbec Cafayate Valley Reserve 2019 90 $16
Malbec Luján de Cuyo Reserve 2019 88 $16
BODEGA PIEDRA NEGRA
Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza Alta Colección 2020 86 $14
Chacayes Los Chacayes 2017 94 $99
Gran Lurton Red Single Vineyard Los Chacayes 2015 88 $35
L'Esprit de Chacayes Los Chacayes 2020 88 $30
Malbec Los Chacayes Reserve 2020 89 $19
Malbec Los Chacayes Reserve 2019 89 $18
Malbec Mendoza Alta Colección 2020 84 $14
Malbec Uco Valley Gran 2017 87 $40
Malbec Uco Valley Gran 2015 91 $40
Torrontés Mendoza Alta Colección 2020 86 $14
DOMINIO DEL PLATA
Susana Balbo Brioso Single Vineyard Agrelo 2019 93 $45
Susana Balbo Nosotros Single Vineyard Nomade Gualtallary Uco Valley 2018 91 $115
PROEMIO
Barrel Selection Mendoza 2017 91 $56
Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza Single Vineyard Reserve 2019 88 $18
Malbec Mendoza Single Vineyard 2019 88 $18
Winemaker's Selection Grand Reserve Mendoza 2018 90 $26
PURAMUN
Cabernet Franc Uco Valley Reserva 2018 89 $29
Chardonnay Uco Valley Reserva 2019 87 $25
VIÑA QARAMY
Alto Uco Valley 2019 89 $27
Malbec Uco Valley 2020 88 $18
Malbec Uco Valley Latido 2020 86 $13
BODEGAS SALENTEIN
Cabernet Sauvignon Uco Valley Portillo 2020 85 $11
Cabernet Sauvignon Uco Valley Pr1mum 2015 92 $65
Malbec Uco Valley Killka Collection 2019 89 $15
Malbec Uco Valley Portillo 2020 84 $11
Malbec Uco Valley Reserve 2019 89 $19
Numina Spirit Vineyard Gran Corte Uco Valley 2017 90 $41
RICARDO SANTOS
Malbec Mendoza Tercos 2020 85 $14
BODEGA SEPTIMA
Gran Reserva Mendoza 2017 91 $35
Malbec Mendoza 2019 89 $14
TAPIZ
Cabernet Sauvignon Uco Valley Alta Collection San Pablo Vineyard 2019 88 $20
Chardonnay Uco Valley Alta Collection San Pablo Vineyard 2020 87 $20
TIKAL
Malbec-Bonarda La Consulta Patriota 2018 88 $23
Malbec-Syrah Vista Flores Natural 2018 88 $23
TINTONEGRO
Cabernet Franc Tunuyán 2020 86 $17
Cabernet Franc Tunuyán 2019 88 $17
Malbec Los Chacayes Limestone Block 2019 90 $21
Malbec Tunuyán 2020 85 $17
Malbec Tunuyán 2019 88 $17
PASCUAL TOSO
Malbec Mendoza Alta Barrancas Vineyards 2019 90 $50
Malbec Mendoza Toso Estate 2020 84 $14
TRAPICHE
Malbec Uco Valley Finca Ambrosia Terroir Series 2017 91 $50
TRIVENTO
Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza Reserve 2019 87 $11
Malbec Luján de Cuyo Golden Reserve 2018 90 $21
Malbec Mendoza Reserve 2019 89 $11
Maximum Red Blend Reserve Mendoza 2019 87 $11
TUSSOCK JUMPER
Malbec Argentina 2019 83 $15
Malbec Mendoza 2020 87 $15
ZOLO
Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza Gaucho Select Reserve 2018 87 $20
Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza Reserve 2019 88 $19
Chardonnay Mendoza Unoaked 2020 86 $11
Malbec Mendoza 2020 87 $12
Malbec Mendoza Gaucho Select 2019 85 $15
Malbec Mendoza Gaucho Select Reserve 2018 85 $20
FAMILIA ZUCCARDI
Aluvional Los Chacayes 2018 95 $90
Aluvional Paraje Altamira 2018 94 $90
Finca Canal Uco Paraje Altamira 2018 92 $130
Malbec Gualtallary Aluvional 2018 92 $90
Malbec Uco Valley José Zuccardi 2017 92 $50
Tasting Reports Red Wines White Wines Argentina 2018 Malbec

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