Archive for June, 2008

Hacienda Del Plata: Zagal Malbec 2008 – Bold and Bright

June 21st, 2008  |  Published in Featured Wines, Hacienda del Plata

hacienda del plata zagal malbec 2006 ontario spectrum winesWhen a small artisan winery created a simply brilliant 2004 Malbec that received big press as the best value malbec in the New York Times, what little was left sold out pretty much immediately.

Luckily, we were able to bring some of the last remaining cases of the 2008 vintage, to Ontario.

Hacienda del Plata’s Zagal Malbec is a great example of the quality-for-price that Argentina continues to impress the world with. It has vibrant varietal character, with a bursting, fruity nose, and it’s honest on the palate.

- Available exclusive in Ontario to the Woodside Wine Appreciation Club [BUY]

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Bodega Clos de Chacras Takes Five Decanter Awards

June 18th, 2008  |  Published in Clos de Chacras, Featured Wines

Clos de Chacras Ontario

With over 9000 wines submitted, one of, if not the greatest international wine competitions in the world were held in May 2008. The results of the Decanter World Wine Awards 2008 are in, and it’s with great pleasure and pride that we pass on the news that five artisan Argentine wines from Bodega Clos de Chacras were winners.

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New York Times Praises Hacienda Del Plata Zagal Malbec

June 16th, 2008  |  Published in Featured Wines, Hacienda del Plata

Hacienda del Plata

A recent article in the New York Times has us filled with excitement. Singing the praises of affordable New World wines, a panel of wine experts lined up 25 Argentine Malbecs (all under $25).

One of our favourite artisan winemakers was highlighted as their top pick. Hacienda Del Plata’s 2004 Zagal Malbec was noted as the panel’s favourite and also considered the best value of the bunch.

Congrats to our friends Juan Dallape, Nico Gonzalez, Pablo Gonzalez, and Hugo Galiotti at Hacienda Del Plata, for the much deserved recognition. Here at the Woodside Wine Appreciation Club in Ontario, we’re very much looking forward to tasting this “dense, aromatic and full of fruit; beautifully balanced and dry” wine, and your subsequent Zagal Malbec vintages in the near future.