"In the mouth, this is rock solid and balanced." —Wine Enthusiast, 91 Points
About Malbec: The Malbec grape was originally associated with southwest France, but is more beautifully realized in South America, where it has adjusted spectacularly to the local climate. Malbec wine is typically juicy, deeply colored, spicy, and almost velvety in texture. Considered to be the king of Argentine grapes, its popularity is now spreading throughout South America.
About this Wine: These robust grapes comes from estate vineyards in two Mendoza sub-regions, which boast an ideal climate for growing grapes with defined fruit and tannins (warm days & cool nights). The resulting structure makes this wine rich, full-bodied, and elegant.
Tasting Notes: "This charred specimen smells resiny and of blackened oak, with grapy berry scents thrown in. In the mouth, this is rock solid and balanced. Heavily oaked resiny flavors rest on top of core blackberry fruit, while this shows woody dry tannins and salty baked berry flavors on the finish." —Wine Enthusiast
My Advice? Winter fare begs for wine that can stand up to its richness without being too intense. This Malbec straddles the line perfectly, presenting bold fruit and structure with an elegant edge. It will easily carry you through the season, finding a perfect home on any winter table.
More Details: Vintage: 2013 Appellation: Mendoza, Argentina Grapes: 100% Malbec Aging: 12 months in French Oak Drink now through 2021
Pricing: $12.99/bottle by the case $14.99/bottle individually
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