quote:Originally posted by mpls wine guy:
Sancho, are you sure the 2005 El Portillo from Mendoza wasn't Malbec?
On the front label under the grape variety (Tempranillo), “Mendoza” is written. Similarly, the back label has a map of Mendoza with a geographical regional detail illustrating “Bodega El Portillo.” Also listed are: “Apelacion Valle de Uco, Tunuyan” and “geografia Mendoza.” At first (with the little that I have read about the region), I also thought that it should have been a Malbec variety. The details though, say otherwise.