Argentina is an up and coming wine region in South America. The Mendoza region is the largest winemaking region in Argentina, with around 370,000 acres of vines. Clos de Los Siete is an oasis comprised of seven vineyards in the foothills of the Andes, south of Mendoza. I raise my glass to the manager of the winery, Michel Rolland who helped develop this Bordeaux influenced wine region. Rolland, a famed wine consultant to Chateau Pavie-Macquin, put together a group of Bordeaux wine families to invest in vineyards in the Andes foothills south of Mendoza.
The 2007 Clos de Los Siete is a supurb blend of 48% Malbec, 28% Merlot, 12% Syrah, and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, offering a bouquet of toasty oak, violets, mineral, black currant, blueberry, and black cherry. Ripesweet and seamless, it admirably hides the tannin under all of the fruit. It is a 90+ point wine and $17 on sale at Wines.com. This price is quite modest, as it drinks better than most $50 blends.