bright and plummy with lovely fresh berries and a smooth, forward, and luscious finish

1997 terrazas gran malbec, vistalba, mendoza, $50
dense and soft with intense fruit and gorgeous, subtle oak notes; complex, long, and elegant

1999 cobos malbec, mendoza, $60
dark, lush, and smooth with velvety texture and rich, intense,
delicious fruit

1999 luca syrah, altos de mendoza, $30
rich and smooth with vanilla and plum flavors; deep, balanced, and juicy

1999 catena alta malbec, mendoza, $50
huge and concentrated, lush, and elegantly structured with depth, texture, and length

1999 susana balbo malbec, mendoza, $25
smooth and elegant with bright berry fruit, tangy fruit acidity, spice, and sweet oak

1999 finca flichman malbec reserva estate, mendoza, $11
deep, dark, and intensely fruity, with fresh, lush flavors, and a great fruit finish

1999 bodega norton privada, premium red blend, mendoza, $15
dense, rich, and toasty with ripe plum and lovely spice

2000 catena chardonnay, agrelo, mendoza, $18
crisp and lifted with tangy fruit and brisk acidity; fresh, juicy, balanced, and lively

2000 tapiz chardonnay, mendoza, $10
bright and fresh with snappy flavors of citrus and white flowers — b.