Mendel

"Mendel Winery embodies the union of Roberto de la Mota - one of Argentina's most respected and experienced winemakers - with a nearly century-old Argentine family, whose sole objective is to produce wine of unquestionable, superior quality. Proprietor and longtime wine lover, Anabelle Sielecki, diligently tracked down the very best talent Argentina had to offer when seeking Mendel's winemaker, and with utmost charm and perseverance, brought Roberto de la Mota on board. Roberto, son of legendary winemaker Raul de la Mota, has an impressive winemaking record and a lifetime of winemaking education and practice. Together, they choose the best blocks from their ancient vineyards, and every artisan winemaking step is rigorously performed. Extraordinary vineyards, passionate people, experience and friendship are all blended to create these truly remarkable wines.

Mendel is the first name of Anabelle's father, a man who came to Argentina with nothing and ended up a successful businessman in different industries. He was a man that loved the finest things that life had to offer, particularly wine. Anabelle proudly honors her father by seeking perfection in her and Roberto's wines."

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Mendel Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "A complex and rich red with lots of pretty ripe fruit, walnut and wet earth. Full body, very velvety and pretty. Long and flavorful finish. Some reserve and poise here gives the wine integrity."  Vinous Media 91 "Bright medium ruby. Subtle, varietally accurate aromas of

Mendel Malbec 2014
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2014 Malbec is produced with grapes grown in their Mayor Drummond vineyard in Luján de Cuyo, a vineyard that was planted in 1928 with a massale selection of vines in a classical zone of Mendoza. The grapes fermented in stainless steel with selected yeasts for a total of 25

Mendel Winery Semillon 2015
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92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "A dense and fruity white with plenty of pear and kiwi fruit character. Full body, fruity finish. Always outstanding quality."  Vinous Media 90 "(fermented and aged in tanks and 10% new American oak): Bright, light yellow. Sexy spicy complexity to the aromas of mirabelle,

Mendel Winery Malbec 2013
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93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "This wine has balance and finesse with blueberry, blackberry and some walnut character. Full body, fine tannins and a beautiful finish."  Wine Advocate 92 "The 2013 Malbec is produced with the grapes from an ungrafted vineyard planted in 1928 in Mayor Drummond in Luján de Cuyo

Mendel Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from a vineyard in Perdriel, in the classic quarter of Luján de Cuyo. It matured in French oak barrels (new and used) for some 12 to 14 months. There was a very acute note of blood and iron, call it mineral if you want, that is very distinct

Mendel Winery Semillon 2013
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94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 "One of the best whites from Argentina. A phenomenal nose of sliced peaches, lemons and flowers. Cream too. Full body, with lively acidity and wonderful finish. About 15% new oak fermentation giving the wine a little more complexity and richness. Bright finish. About 8,000 bottles

Mendel Winery Malbec 2012
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94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 " Wonderful nose of dark fruits, dark chocolate, spices and hints of graphite. Love the subtle aromas. Full body, with extremely integrated tannins. Wonderful length and refinement. About one-third new wood. Fabulous. Drink or hold. "   "Mendel Winery embodies the union of

Mendel Malbec 2011
90  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 90+ "(aged in 40% new French oak): Bright medium ruby. Musky cassis, plum and dark chocolate on the nose, lifted by minty and mineral nuances. Fine-grained and firm in the mouth, with a restrained sweetness to its black raspberry and smoky mineral flavors; conveys an impression of

Mendel Malbec 2010
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2010 Mendel Malbec comes from ungrafted 82-year-old vines in Mayor Drummond and Perdriel that undergoes a tripartite aging in new, second and third year oak (Taransaud). It has an expressive bouquet with scents of blackberry, raspberry and dark plum infused with thyme and

Mendel Malbec 2009
91  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 91 "All French oak, 40% new: Good bright red-ruby. Aromas of blackberry, black raspberry, licorice and minerals. Chewy, concentrated and classically dry, with a saline quality and subtle oak tones to the flavors of crushed blackberry, menthol and bitter chocolate. A

Mendel Malbec 2008
90  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 90 "The 2008 Malbec, sourced from ungrafted vines over 80 years of age, was aged for 12 months in 40% new French oak before bottling without fining or filtration (as are all these Mendel wines). Medium purple in color with legs that coat the glass, it reveals a lovely nose of Asian