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Cruz Andina Malbec 2008

Malbec from Argentina
  • WE 92
  • WS 91
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Winemaker Notes

Cruz Andina is a Malbec based blend that represents the unique character of high altitude and old vines from Mendoza. The wine expresses Malbec's exceptional concentration with a soft, supple texture. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Bonarda are blended for complexity, structure and delicate mouthfeel. The old-vine fruit, Alvaro Espinoza's minimalist approach to winemaking and sensibility for elegant wines were the perfect fit for the style of Malbec we desired to produce.

Critical Acclaim

WE 92
Wine Enthusiast

A big, ripe and pure Malbec with gorgeous berry aromas setting up a lush, yummy palate that pumps forth chewy, delicious blackberry, vanilla and chocolate flavors. Finishes warm and oaky: from a mediocre vintage, it's impressive. From the chilean Huneeus family and top-flight winemaker/consultant Alvaro Espinoza.

WS 91
Wine Spectator

Rich, with lots of ripe, spicy blackberry, currant and boysenberry fruit layered with enticing black licorice and vibrant spice notes, followed by a winey finish.

Cruz Andina

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Legendary vintner Agustin Huneeus has partnered with Carlos Pulenta, a third generation vintner of Mendoza's Pulenta family, and winemaker Alvaro Espinoza to produce Cruz Andina Malbec, his first properietary wine fom Argentina. The partnership combines Agustin Huneeus' long quest to produce unique wines from special places, along with Carlos' vast knowledge of malbec and his inside vision of Mendoza appellations. Alvaro collaborates with Cruz Andina in every aspect of the wine, from site selection and canopy management in the vineyard to determining the final blend.