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Funckenhausen is a family-owned winery in South Mendoza, Argentina, located at the foot of the Andes mountains where they grow distinctive Malbec, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Bonarda. Under the guidance of winemaker Jimena Lopez, Funkenhausen produces their 2016 Malbec blend and 2017 Dry Rosé in 1.0 liter bottles. Why the big bottle? Winery owners Kurt Heinlein and his grandson Alejandro Leirado always wanted plenty of wine available at gatherings with friends and family, as they say “because to share you need more than 750ml.”

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Marichal is recognized as one of the finest producers of Tannat in Uruguay. Juan Andrés Marichal and his family are fourth generation winemakers of Italian immigrants. Their property is located just north of the capitol, Montevideo, where they can take full advantage of climate and clay soils to tame the wild Tannat grape into a balanced, well-rounded, and fascinating wine.

We've received new vintages of Marichal wines:

  • 2016 Marichal Premium Varietal Tannat
  • 2016 Marichal Premium Varietal Merlot
  • 2015 Marichal Reserve Collection Tannat
  • 2015 Marichal Reserve Collection Pinot Noir/ Tannat
  • 2013 Marichal Grand Reserve Tannat "A"

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Now in it's 30th year of publication, Restaurant Wine is a newsletter dedicated to restaurants. It provides wine reviews, ideas and cutting edge information to help members of the hospitality trade run more customer-friendly, professional, and profitable wine programs. Ronn Wiegand, owner and wine reviewer, holds two of the world’s most esteemed wine credentials, as he is a Master of Wine and a Master Sommelier and is exceptionally trained with an extraordinary palate. Using a five-star evaluation system, Mr. Wiegand tastes and reviews each wine that goes into every newsletter and we are very happy to share some of the latest reviews on Global Vineyard Importer's wines.

  • 2014 MAQUIS CABERNET FRANC ***** “A rich, supple, complex Cabernet Franc that is full bodied, intensely flavored (black currant, cedar, herbs, tobacco, dark chocolate), balanced, and very long on the finish. Can be aged. Great value.”
  • 2014 CALCU CABERNET SAUVIGNON **** “Full bodied and somewhat oaky in style, this is an intensely flavored Cabernet that tastes of black currant, cassis, cedar, toast, plum, vanilla, and oak. Very long finish.”
  • 2013 GILLMORE MARIPOSA RED BLEND ****+ “Very fine blend, rich, very long finish.”
  • 2016 MELI DRY RIESLING ***** “Medium full in body and dry (peach, candied lemon, pine resin, honeysuckle), balanced, and persistent on the finish.”
  • 2015 PENALOLEN CABERNET SAUVIGNON ****+ “Intensely flavored, balanced, unusual complexity (baked potato, cigar tobacco, bay leaf), and an extremely long finish.”
  • 2017 CALCU ROSÉ **** “Intensely flavored, medium bodied, balanced with excellent depth and a long finish, tasting of raspberry, sweet pepper, herbs, lemon, and cherry.”
  • 2017 APALTAGUA ROSÉ CARMENERE ****+ “Very pale pink color. Medium bodied, and well balanced, this is an excellent rose. Medium length finish, and aromas/flavors reminiscent of plum, raspberry, lemon, and herbs. Excellent.”

  • 2016 RICARDO SANTOS MALBEC ***** “The Malbec is outstanding. It is very distinct in character (plum, cassis, violet, black pepper, herbs), full bodied, well balanced, and very long and persistent on the finish. One of the best ever versions of this wine. Aged in French oak barrels.”
  • 2015 RICARDO SANTOS CABERNET SAUVIGNON ****+ “Ripe, supple, full-bodied, (berry jam, plum, cassis, tobacco, black licorice), balanced, and a long finish, with moderate tannin.”
  • 2016 ANIELLO ‘SOIL’ BLANCO PINOT NOIR ***** “Light medium yellow color, supple,and well balanced, with a medium long finish, pineapple, candied lemon, white peach, cherry, and roasted nut.”
  • 2016 ANIELLO RIVERSIDE 006 MALBEC **** “Fragrant, medium bodied, and balanced, with a long finish. Tastes of plum, strawberry, red currant, rosehips, clove, toast, and oak.”
Download our latest WINTER 2018, 90+ scores PDF HERE!

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