Lujan de Cuyo near Mendoza–Feb. 3, 2015

On our way in and out of wineries, we saw all these birds. It was great!

Big day for Wine.

Fist stop was Kaiken, in Lujan de Cuyo, where we joined about 8 other people for an English language tour. Very nice tour, lovely grounds, nice group of people from 2-3 different tours. Five were on bicycles as part of an adventure tour (Scotland, Canada), two were Swiss, and two more from Toronto.

P1040065sm Jonathan and the spirit of the vines.P1040068sm






The lighting of the barrels was very dramatic:


We tasted three wines. I am no expert, so take my comments with a grain of salt the size of the Empire State Building:

Torrontes (Terroir Series), mineraly, faint greenish cast

Malbec Reserva 2013 (cherry, dark fruit, faintly spicy)

Third was  Kaiken Terroir Series 2012, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot. This was more caramel flavored than the Malbec and its color was more brick red than purple. We were on the “Classic” (read: Basic) tasting, so these are the regular quality wines. They did not seem as good as the wines we had at our tasting.

Next stop Vistalba, nearby.

Published by winifredcreamer

I am a retired archaeologist and I like to travel, especially to places where you can walk along the shore or watch birds. My husband Jonathan and I travel for more than half the year every year, seeing all the places that we haven't gotten to yet.

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