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Tapiz
San Pablo, Valle de Uco, Mendoza

“Take Note—This is a Winery to Follow”
-Sommelier Journal

Tapiz is one of the most renowned and awarded Argentine wineries. Winemaker Fabian Valenzuela was joined by Jean Claude Berrouet in 2012. Jean Claude is the recently-retired winemaker of Petrus, having presided over 44 vintages at this revered Bordeaux winery. Tapiz is proud that Jean Claude chose to work with them exclusively in Argentina. To celebrate the addition of Jean Claude, Tapiz created a new “Alta Collection” line of wines. The “Alta Collection” fruit comes solely from Tapiz's sustainably-farmed estate San Pablo vineyard in the Uco Valley. San Pablo is one of the highest altitude vineyards in Mendoza (4,600 feet above sea level). This extreme altitude provides for warm days which impart concentration to the grapes, and cold nights which give natural acidity.

Fabian and Jean Claude work together to create a beautiful tapiz (tapestry) between the wine's unfiltered fruit and its oak aging. These full-bodied yet elegant wines have the acidity and complexity to drink on their own or complement food. As Restaurant Wine exclaimed: “Tapiz is a very consistent producer of excellent wines.”

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Tapiz Malbec Alta Collection
95 points, James Suckling ('13 & '14);
91 points & Year's Best Malbec, Wine & Spirits ('14)
93 points, James Suckling ('12):
"This is a silky and delicate wine with wonderful depth of fruit and aromas of black fruits, black pepper, tangerine skin and even flint. Superbly refined tannins deliver a sexy texture plus a bright and minerally finish. This malbec from Valle de Uco is the result of the alliance between Mendoza's Tapiz and Pomerol's legendary Jean Claude Berrouet..."
100% Malbec; hand-picked from our “Alta” San Pablo vineyard located at 1,400 meters above sea level.
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Tapiz Cabernet Sauvignon Alta Collection
96 and 93 points, James Suckling ('14 & '13);
90 points & a "Top Argentine Cab. Sauv.," Wine Enthusiast ('12);
90 points, Wine Spectator ('11); 91 points, Stephen Tanzer ('11):
“...fat, ripe and sweet in the mouth, with a sexy leesy complexity to the deep flavors of blackberry, mocha, chocolate, herbs and licorice. Creamy, mouthcoating wine with substantial ripe tannins and lingering notes of cassis, licorice and herbs. Legendary Pomerol winemaker Jean-Claude Berrouet, who made more than 40 vintages at Chateau Petrus, is now involved at Tapiz. An extraordinary value.”
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Tapiz Chardonnay Alta Collection
91 points, Wine Advocate ('15):
"The 2015 Alta Collection Chardonnay shows good freshness and restraint, no doubt the combination of a cool place (San Pablo in the Uco Valley) in a cool vintage, plus the hand of an experienced winemaker like Jean-Claude Berrouet. There are balsamic notes intermixed with white flowers and a subtle hint of oak. The palate shows very good balance and pungent flavors, long and fresh. Deliciously classical."
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Tapiz Malbec Rosé Alta Collection
Obtained from cold maceration in contact with the Malbec grapes for 24 hours. No malolactic. A seductive nose of ripe red fruits and crisp mouth-feel.
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Tapiz Reserva "Selección de Barricas"
94 points, Wine & Spirits ('12);
92 points, Wine Advocate ('08):
“a blend of 40% Malbec, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 10% Syrah, fermented in stainless steel and raised in new French and American oak for 18 months. It has an opulent yet well-delineated bouquet of small dark cherries, blueberry, marmalade and fresh dates. The palate is medium-bodied with juicy, supple tannins that cloak the dense broody core of blackberry, blueberry and balsamic.”
93 points and "Editors' Choice," Wine Enthusiast ('07).
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Tapiz Black Tears
94 points & Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast ('11);
93 points and Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast ('10):
Graphite, lemon peel, cedar and blackberry aromas are lusty and high in quality. A flashy, fresh, slick mouthfeel is the perfect vessel for toasty, dark blackberry, coconut, vanilla and mocha flavors. The mocha note persists on the finish, which is juicy and fresh but also thick and chewy."
Top 100 Wine of the Year for 2016! (Wine Enthusiast, '11).
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Tapiz Las Notas de Jean Claude
94 points, Wine Advocate ('12).
Very limited availability. The pinnacle of the Vino del Sol portfolio.
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Tapiz Sparkling Torrontés
Método Champenoise
Citrus and delicate floral aromas are highlighted. Presents small bubbles that remain and provide freshness. The palate is balanced with a pleasant acidity which highlights its varietal origin.
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