Kaiken, a new label, is the first Argentine venture of Aurelio Montes, the respected wine maker of the Chilean Vina Montes, producers of the excellent Montes Alpha wines. Kaiken is a Mapuche Indian word for a Patagonian goose that, appropriately, ranges on both side of the Andes. The wines are produced from purchased grapes sourced from several different vineyards in the Tupungato area of Mendoza, and are being made at a leased winery facility. After determining which areas produce the best fruit, Montes eventually plans to acquire his own vineyard land in Argentina and build his own winery there.The name "Kaiken" comes from the Patagonian native word for a wild goose that, appropriately, ranges on both sides of the Andes.

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Kaiken 'Corte' Terroir Series Red Blend 2011
88  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 88 " Jammy cassis, blackberry and foxy aromas define the nose on this lush, almost ponderous blend of Malbec, Bonarda and Petit Verdot. There's flatness to the palate along with flavors of blackbery, plum and dark, minty oak. A heavy, grabby finish is bold and voluminous. "   " At