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Various Regions, Mendoza

“Tapiz is a very consistent producer of excellent wines”

-Restaurant Wine's Ronn Wiegand, MS & MW

Tapiz is one of Argentina’s most technologically advanced wineries, and boasts some of Mendoza’s finest and highest estate vineyards.

Winemaker Fabian Valenzuela creates a beautiful tapiz (tapestry) between the wine’s intense, high-altitude fruit and its oak ageing, creating a family of full-bodied wines that beautifully complement food. Patricia Ortiz is the Owner and President, and Carlos Correas is the Vineyard Manager. Tapiz boasts Mendoza’s top lodging destination, Club Tapiz

Tapiz Malbec

#23 in Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Best Buys of 2012!
93 points, Wilfred Wong (’11);
5 Stars and Gold Medal, Decanter (’11);

90 points and Best Buy (’10), Wine Enthusiast: “Solid as a boulder and concentrated on the bouquet, with a mix of floral, fine perfume and blackberry aromas. Feels lush, complete and easygoing, with blackberry, cassis and chocolate flavors. Graceful and composed on the back end.”

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Tapiz Cabernet Sauvignon

Very Good Value (’07), Jancis Robinson; 92 points (’09), Wilfred Wong.
Intense aromas of fruit jam, pepper, spice, and chocolate with firm tannins and a long finish.

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Tapiz Chardonnay

4+ Stars (’10), Restaurant Wine:
“Youthful and fresh in character, this is an excellent Chardonnay, in medium full, crisp style. It is nearly dry, very lightly oaked, and has aromas/flavors of peach, grapefruit, pineapple, and roasted nut. Excellent value.”

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Tapiz Merlot

88 points (’08), Wine Enthusiast.

Elegant aromas of strawberry jam, pepper, and vanilla. 8 months in French and American oak barrels.

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Tapiz San Pablo Vineyard Pinot Noir

92 points (’08), Wilfred Wong:

“Totally beguiling… is a magical wine; ripe yet staying this side of blatant ripeness; stylish and balanced; drinks very well.”

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Tapiz Syrah

88 points (’09), Wine Advocate:

“Medium purple color; excellent perfume of smoke, game, bacon, and blueberry; tasty effort.”

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Tapiz Torrontés

Won 2010 Argentine Wine Awards Trophy
Explosive and delightful aromas of white flowers, tropical fruits, and honeysuckle. A small percentage of the wine has been aged in new French oak to create a round and rich mouthfeel.
The only Torrontés to win an International Trophy in the 2009 Decanter World Wine Awards (and one of only 24 out of 10,285 wines tasted to win this award).

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Tapiz Malbec Rosé

92 points (’10), Wilfred Wong.

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"

93 points and “Editors’ Choice,” Wine Enthusiast (’07).

A barrel selection blend of the winery’s best Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Merlot from 100% new French oak barrels.

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Tapiz Sparkling

Método Champenoise, 50% Chardonnay-50% Pinot Noir, 12 months on lees.
90 points, Wilfred Wong: “Argentina does more than just Malbec, the Tapiz Vino Espumante (made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir) is a refined bubbly; elegant and delectable; crisp and smooth.”

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Tapiz Black Tears

97 points, Wilfred Wong:
“An incredible, complex red that could easily smash some Bordeaux’s or California’s best Cabernet based wines, the rock solid ’06 Tapiz Black Tears delivers black fruits in spades.”
Winner of the 2010 “Los Vinos de la Cordillera.”

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Tapiz Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil from hand-picked estate 80 year-old olive trees. Natural first cold pressed, unrefined, and has a rich nut-butter and exotic spice finish.

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