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Argentina’s Best Reds for $10 to $20

 

Argentina is producing some of the world’s best value wines. Here, Ray Isle spotlights 13 terrific reds.

 

Argentina’s red wines are one of the great success stories of the past few years—and for good reason. When it comes to bottles that cost between $10 and $20, Argentina’s reds, notably its signature grape, Malbec, provide remarkable depth of flavor and complexity. The Malbecs tend toward a lush, berry-rich pepperiness; the Syrahs offer dark, brooding fruit and smoke or game notes; and the Cabernet Sauvignons tend to combine powerful cassis flavors with a hint of bell pepper. They are wines that pair extremely well with the robust foods of winter: juicy roasts, rare steaks, braised lamb shanks and hearty stews. Most of Argentina’s best reds come from one region: Mendoza, a high plateau on the western edge of the country, in the shadow of the Andes. It’s several thousand miles south of the United States, but a short trip when you travel by corkscrew.

 

2005 Bodega Weinert Carrascal ($15)

Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet go into this generous red blend from Bodega Weinert, one of the country’s top wineries.
Its blueberry and cherry flavors end on fine, chalky tannins.

 

More: www.foodandwine.com/articles/argentinas-best-reds-for-10-to-20-dollars