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James Suckling 93
"Violet and blackberry aromas. A hint of menthol on the nose and a cool, slightly minty note on the finish. An interesting, full-bodied, tannic red that has a hint of sweetness at the close. Drink or hold."

Wine Advocate 90
"The 2016 Estate Selection Red Blend was produced with grapes from different parts of the Valle de Uco and includes 70 Malbec, 25 Cabernet Sauvignon and 5 Cabernet Franc. It matured in 50/50 French barriques  ... read more
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Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork
Item ID: #31819
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James Suckling 93
"Violet and blackberry aromas. A hint of menthol on the nose and a cool, slightly minty note on the finish. An interesting, full-bodied, tannic red that has a hint of sweetness at the close. Drink or hold."

Wine Advocate 90
"The 2016 Estate Selection Red Blend was produced with grapes from different parts of the Valle de Uco and includes 70 Malbec, 25 Cabernet Sauvignon and 5 Cabernet Franc. It matured in 50/50 French barriques and oak vats for one year. It shows some aromas of violets and dark cherries with sweet spices. The palate reveals very good freshness, fine tannins and a good finish."

Tim Atkin 93
"Chakana made some lovely wines in 2016, making the most of the cool conditions to produce reds with real finesse. This Malbec with Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc blend is light, elegant and focused, with floral aromas, red berry sweetness and nuanced tannins."

Descorchados 91
"This blend includes a mix of 70 Malbec, over 25 Cabernet Sauvignon and the remainder Cabernet Franc, all from Uco Valley, mainly Altamira, Gualtallary and El Cepillo. The red fruit, as in the entire Estate Selection line, continues to shine. Theres freshness, but above all vigor. Its a taut wine, with solid spicy flavors and sparky acidity."

"70 Malbec, 25 Cabernet Sauvignon, 5 Cabernet Franc"
"Placement in 3,000 liters & 5,000 liters foudres and concrete vats, then this same wine is aged in old French oak barrels of a year. The Cabernet Sauvignon component is aged in new wood." ~ Winery Notes
About Chakana Winery
Chakana is a family owned winery located at 960 meters (3,149 feet) above sea level at the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Agrelo, Mendoza. It is one of the leading projects among the new generation of winemakers dedicated to the discovery and expression of the Andean diversity of climate and soils.chakana juan pelizzatti

Founded in 2002 by Juan Pelizzatti, a son of Italian immigrants with historic roots in northern Italy's viticulture, and under the guidance of Gabriel Bloise, a young and adventurous winemaker, Chakana has developed a wine style that has become known for its purity and authenticity.

When Chakana was founded on May 2, 2002, the Southern Cross (a constellation named Chakana by the indigenous people of the Andes highlands) reached a perfectly vertical position in the sky, marking the beginning of a new farming cycle. The Southern Cross holds the key to finding the perfect timing for the cultivation and harvesting of crops. It is a calendar, a compass, and a symbol of the link between earth and spirit. The choice of this name is an homage to the Inca understanding and respect for nature's forces.

Chakana wines are designed under the renowned international wine consultant Alberto Antonini. Alberto first came to Argentina in 1995, after key contributions to the Super-Tuscan movement in the italian winemaking landscape at Antinori and Frescobaldi. He immediately sensed the potential of Malbec and devoted most of his work in the following 15 years to the re-discovery and perfection of this now Argentine gem.

Starting from its 150 ha (371 acre) home vineyard in Agrelo, in 2011, Chakana expanded by acquiring two vineyards in Altamira, Valle de Uco and a 100 year-old Malbec vineyard in historic Mayor Drummond, Lujan de Cuyo. This has created a rich palette of soils and climates, which range from the calcareous soils and high altitude Altamira, through the loamy colluvial soils of Agrelo, to the warmer gravelly character of Mayor Drummond. The aim was to create wines that could naturally suit every preference while featuring the distinctive character of sunbathed Mendoza. In order to ensure the purest vineyard expression, and as a consequence of their reverence for nature's wisdom, Chakana has adopted organic and biodynamic viticulture practices since 2012. Vintage 2014 has been certified organic by IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement).
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"It was okay. Not worth $21."
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