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Tasting the Wines of Amalaya and Colome, 2016 Releases

Amalaya and Colome are both based in Salta, Argentina — and both are owned by California’s Hess Family Wines. Today we look at two wines from each, a torrontes and a malbec, all delightfully different despite being neighbors, both geographically… Continue reading ?
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