Posts Tagged Amalaya

2012 Amalaya Malbec Blend, Argentina

Varietally Malbec, as it makes up 85% of the blend. Translucent dark crimson color. High notes of mint/menthol, lead to vanilla-tinged fruit aromas of dark berry and cherry. Smooth on the palate, fruit sweet, and showing a creamy texture, this red... Read more

Riesling… Torrontes… and Riesling and Torrontes Together

Riesling and Torrontes aren’t on the radar of members of the “Nothing But Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay Club,” but they should be. We recently sampled three bottlings from the Hess Collection family of wineries — a varietal Riesling... Read more

2011 Amalaya Malbec Blend, Salta, Argentina

Translucent ruby in hue, this cuvee includes 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Syrah. It has a pleasant fruity quality, with ample blue fruit joined by notes of smoke, vanilla and refined tobacco. Medium-bodied with a smooth mouth entry and some dusty... Read more

2010 Amalaya, Colchaqui Valley, Argentina

This Malbec-based blend — with small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Tannat in the cuvee — has a translucent dark ruby color. The nose delivers sharp, pepper-laced mulberry, raspberry and blueberry fruit, shaded with notes of spiced... Read more

2009 Amalaya, Calchaqui Valley, Argentina

This Malbec-based blend includes small portions of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Tannat, all from high-altitude vineyards well over 5,000 feet above sea level. Pepper and spice notes jump out of the glass, and the flavor profile includes assorted... Read more