Maipe

Maipe was the lord of the winds to the ancient Andean people. The wines are produced by Bodegas Chakana in the Luján de Cuyo subregion of Mendoza. Juan Pelizzatti founded Chakana on May 2, 2002 the day The Souther Cross (Chakana in Mapuche) reaches a perfectly vertical position, marking the beginning of a new farming cycle.

Their vineyards are are both in Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, in the foothills of the Andes Mountains at an altitude of 3,000 feet above sea level. Agrelo is a cool climate region in Argentina's premier grape growing area. Their three fincas are home to some very special plots of 100+ year old Malbec vines. Currently the estate is in the process of a Biodynamic viticulture conversion and certification. Winemakers Gabriel Bloise, Liliana Iannizzotto and consultant Alberto Antonini are crafting wines that are an expression of old vines, deep rich soils and a commitment to excellence.

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Maipe Malbec 2017
88  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 88 "Cherry and berry aromas with citrusy tropical notes are suggestive of Sangria. This Malbec is full, firm and pulling on the palate. Exotic flavors of blueberry and black currant are gamy, while this is reserved on the finish. Best Buy" #88 in the Wine Enthusiast Magazine's Top
Item Number: 28140
Bottle:$9.45
Case: $113.40
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Maipe 'Reserve' Malbec 2015
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92"A red with lots of dried fruit and spices follows through to a medium to full body, silky tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now."
Item Number: 21871
Bottle:$12.95
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Maipe Malbec BIB 3.0L
88  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 88 "Cherry and berry aromas with citrusy tropical notes are suggestive of Sangria. This Malbec is full, firm and pulling on the palate. Exotic flavors of blueberry and black currant are gamy, while this is reserved on the finish. Best Buy" 2017 Vintage #88 in the Wine Enthusiast
Item Number: 8568
Bottle:$26.99
Case: $107.96
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Maipe 'Reserve' Malbec 2017
87  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 87"The juicy and fruit-driven 2017 Maipe Malbec Reserve is produced with a selection of grapes from Agrelo and aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. The oak is barely noticeable and comes through as a soft, easy-to-drink Malbec."

Maipe Malbec 2016
This Malbec has a deep purple color with violet tints, complex plum, fig, strawberry, spices and floral aromas; rounded and velvety tannins, excellent length with a distinguished character. ~ Winery Notes

Maipe Malbec 2015
87  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 87Excellent Wine Values for Under $25"The 2015 Maipe Malbec is another 100% Malbec, with a deep purple color and a style similar to the Lexicon, with chocolaty, blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, as well as touches of licorice and earth. It is delicious, soft and round."

Maipe 'Reserve' Malbec 2014
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89 Maipe was the Lord of the Winds for the ancient Andean Indians. He is still called upon to clear the skies after heavy rain, or to temper the summer heat.  The nose reveals dried plum and dark fruits, exotic spices, with hints of violet and chocolate. Round and fleshy, with

Maipe 'Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
88  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88 "This large winery in Mendoza, Argentina makes numerous wines under the Maipe, Chakana and Cueva de las Manos labels. Almost all of them represent good values. The 2013 Maipe Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, primarily aged 12 months in French oak, although

Maipe 'Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
92  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 92 "Made from 100% hand-harvested Cabernet Sauvignon, two-thirds of the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve spent 12 months in French oak and one-third in concrete. It is a classic Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon from alluvial soils. Maipe owns significant acreage in two main vineyards, Agrelo

Maipe 'Reserve' Malbec 2012
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91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 91 "The same can be said for the 2012 Malbec Reserve, a 100% hand-harvested Malbec from the estate’s finest vineyard parcels. Aged 12 months in French oak, it possesses a softer style than the Cabernet Sauvignon with more minerality as well as lots of blackberry, white chocolate,

Maipe 'Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
87  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 87 "There's good depth and cut to this ripe red, which opens up with notes of cassis, graphite, smoke and spice, as grippy tannins frame the finish. Drink now. 4,500 cases made. " ~ NW

Maipe 'Reserve' Malbec 2011
90  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 90 Wine & Spirit Magazines Year's Best  " The nose reveals dried plum and dark fruits, exotic spices, with hints of violet and chocolate. Round and fleshy, with enticing crushed plum and boysenberry fruit enlivened by a liquorice snap note. Fresh acidity lies buried on the

Maipe 'Reserve' Malbec 2009
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90 "My three favorite Maipe red wines include the 2009 Malbec Reserve, the winery's top selection that is aged in wood for 12 months. A dense blue/purple color is followed by a big, sweet, floral (acacias), blueberry, blackberry, coffee, and white chocolate-scented bouquet. Remarkably

Maipe 'Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90"Full-bodied and dense with abundant notes of creme de cassis, chocolate, espresso roast, spice box, and tobacco leaf, it is a layered, succulent, hedonistic Cabernet to drink over the next 3-4 years." RECOMMENDED VALUE PICK

Maipe Malbec 2014
" This Malbec has a deep purple color with violet tints, complex plum, fig, strawberry, spices and floral aromas; rounded and velvety tannins, excellent length with a distinguished character. Excellent when paired with game, roasted red meats, pasta or pizza." ~ Winery Notes