90 Pts Jay Miller - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2007 Malbec received the same oak treatment as the Pinot Noir. Dark ruby colored, it has an alluring bouquet of cedar, cherry, and spice box. On the palate it is unusually elegant for Malbec with a satin-like texture, sweet flavors, and no hard edges. It comes across as Malbec with a Pinot Noir personality, certainly a different expression of this grape. Master Sommeliers should love it." 90 points - Jay Miller - Wine Advocate
"San Patricio del Chanar, a new viticultural region in Patagonia, is home to unparalleled conditions for growing top quality grape varieties. Light stony soils, generous streams of pure melt-water, intense sunlight and a substantial diurnal temperature difference all contribute to make this the next important wine region to emerge from Argentina. The Schroeders, a European family deeply rooted in Patagonia and well-known for their solid enterprising profile, approached this ambitious 120-hectare productive project using such varieties as Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon from red grapes and Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay from white grapes."
"As the vines settled in their terroir through an innovative farming system, the winery saw its inception in October, 2002, and grew to become today's fully-functioning vineyard-winery complex, producing exquisite wines that captivate local and foreign experts and consumers. All their wines are hand harvested. The vineyards are certified Organic under ISO 22000 and Global Good Agricultural Practices "GAP"."
"During the soil movement that preceded the winery's construction was discovered the remains of a Titanosaur, a dinosaur that roamed the area millions of years ago, and one of the largest species ever known! This discovery alone was important enough to deserve a special cellar, built to exhibit the original fossils, and served as an inspiration for the name of the SAURUS line." -Importer
This scored 88 points in the Wine Enthusiast, 87 points in the International Wine Cellar, and 86 points in the Wine Spectator.