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Dona Paula

Argentina, Malbec, Dona Paula, Los Cardos, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, 2011

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N/ Dried rose petals start off the journey and dominate for first twenty or so minutes, gradually giving way to a distinct, powerful, and delightful orange zest. Black cherries and black fruits.  Deep violet notes. Aged oak and leather. Forest floor. Rock dust. Fantastico. T/ Medium to medium full mouthfeel. For first 30 minutes her […]

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Argentina, Malbec, Doña Paula, Reserva, Mendoza, 2010

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N/ Lightly smoked black fruits sprinkled with rock dust. Reduction sauce of violets. Barrel room. Fresh leather. Tobacco. Game.  Fresh sawdust. T/ Medium weight, but with a sensually coating mouthfeel. Soft, but power loaded with black fruits, plums and violet notes. A soft, but strong mineral and oak close. Price = 48 pesos (Argentina) = […]

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Argentina, Pinot Noir, Doña Paula, Estate, Mendoza, 2010

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N/ Light cherry. Light taffy. Hints of black tea. A wiff of forest floor aromas. Fairly weak nose. Was slightly chilled, however. When warmed to room temp she expectedly became more complex, and out came some nice smoked aromas, but still, not enough action going on for this price point. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Restrained, dried […]

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