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2010 Reunion Tinto 

Mendoza, Argentina

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$13-14 Retail

With grapes sourced from R.J. Vinedos' vineyards in Uco Valley, this well-crafted wine reflects its terroir's character. The family-run vineyards are planted at altitudes of 2,800 to 4,000 feet. Reunion Tinto is a blend of 40 percent each malbec and bonarda (aka charbono) and 20 percent merlot from 15- to 30-year-old vines. The wine matured in a combination of 70 percent French oak and 30 percent American, both new and used barrels, for four- to six-month periods. In the glass, it offers aromas of blackberry, black cherry and leather notes. On the palate, taste plum, blackberry, chocolate undertones, earthy spice, firm tannins and a hint of smoke on the finish. Open 30 minutes before serving to aerate. Drink it with grilled meats and sausages, roasted game, barbecue, pizza, burgers or aged cheeses. Buy it at: Bacchanal and Swirl Wine Market. Drink it at: La Boca.

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