Try Something New - Bodega Chakana - Argentina Wine
Chakana is one of the high growth wineries from Argentina and offers affordable wines that over-deliver in quality, based on original varieties grown following an “estate” model where every parcel is managed precisely to get the best possible results.
World-renowned wine experts (Robert Parker, James Suckling etc.) rate all Chakana Estate wines 90+ points. You cannot go wrong :)
Unlike its Chilean neighbor, Argentina's vineyards are spread out around the country. The best known region is Mendoza, almost parallel to Santiago to the west. Mendoza contains the sub-regions of Maipu (pronounced MY-pu) and San Rafael. Grape-wise, the most important white is Chardonnay, making wine similar to California's style on the variety. As for the reds, Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape for many wines leaving the country, but Malbec, the grape Argentinians like to call their own, makes very distinctive wines that are structured, dense and velvety.