As a preview of our forthcoming interview with Vines of Mendoza co-founder Michael Evans, we asked Vines of Mendoza to provide a few Argentine wine picks for the holiday season. Mendoza born Pablo Gimenez Riili, the private vineyard estate’s other founder and President, has provided six choices from the Mendoza area. All of these wines are available online from The Vines Wine Shop, a division of The Vines of Mendoza.
Prodigo Alessandro Speri Malbec Reserva Mendoza 2005 – $29
Melodia Merlot 2006 – $20
Mil Vientos Torrontes White Wine San Juan 2008 – $16
The following wines were personally crafted by Pablo Gimenez Riili and offer an excellent “bang-for-buck” value and quality.
Gimenez Riili Malbec 2005 – $9
Gimenez Riili Perpetuum Merlot 2004 – $9
Gimenez Riili Perpetuum Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 – $9
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