Wine from Patagonia – Wow!

Wapisa Malbec Patagonia
Wapisa Malbec 2016 – Patagonia, Argentina

Wapisa Malbec 2016 – Patagonia $14.99

The Wapisa Malbec 2016 is a dazzling and full-bodied red wine from the Patagonia region of Argentina. The producer is the Tapiz Winery, one of Argentina’s highest-regarded wineries. Wine critic James Suckling rates the Wapisa Malbec 2026 at an astonishing 95 points.

The Wapisa is 100% Malbec and the vineyard location is very close to the Atlantic Ocean. The vineyards are in the wine region of Rio Negro. The wine aged for 8 months in oak barrels. The result is a rich Malbec wine with enticing layers.

I find this Malbec to be more robust than Malbec wines from the Mendoza area of Argentina. It has much more oomph. It has dark cherry and black fruit characteristics. There is a very excellent balance between acidity and tannins. The Wapisa is a complex wine that provides much to enjoy. I go with a 90-point rating. I purchased the Wapisa Malbec at the Foster City Costco for $14.99. The Wine-Searcher indicates the average price point for this wine is $20.

Back Label Wapisa Malbec 2016

Foods to pair with Wapisa Malbec 2016

  • Rack of Lamb – Trader Joe’s has seasoned packages
  • Lamb Loin Chops – Costco has them
  • Any grilled steak
  • Mushroom Pizza

Bargain wine news

Many wine publications and wine critics come out with their bargain wine or best buy wine recommendations. I find that rarely can I find a single bottle on the recommended list at a wine shop or store near me. Shipping costs usually take the bargain price out of the wine. Yes, you can use Wine-Searcher or 1000 Corks to locate a wine shop near you, but Costco, Trader Joe’s, Safeway, etc. do not list their wines online. They do not show up on Wine-Searcher or 1000 Corks.

Two recent bargain wine recommendations

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