Posts Tagged Malbec

2014 Girl & Dragon Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

When you feel like having a quality glass of Malbec, look for “Mendoza” on the label. Just as Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley is dependably good, Malbec from Argentina’s Mendoza region offers plenty of drinking pleasure. Girl &... Read more

2012 Colomé Estate Malbec, Argentina

In the last 10 years, the United States wine marketplace has exploded with the importation of hundreds of Argentinean imports, most of which are varietal Malbec. This lesser-known grape from the Bordeaux region of France has flourished in the... Read more

2012 Dry Creek Vineyard Malbec, Dry Creek Valley

Malbec’s “place in life” originally was as a minor blending grape of Bordeaux. But late in the 20th century, it gained star status in its adopted home of Argentina, specifically in that country’s Mendoza growing region. Dry Creek Vineyard... Read more

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

Malbec: The People’s Choice

By Glen Frederiksen One of the more interesting things about wine grapes is that each varietal has a specific microclimate that elevates it to its finest presentation. In Old World wine regions, grape growers had a few thousand years to figure... Read more

2010 Hess Collection Malbec, Small Block Series, Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley

The glass-staining, opaque, purple/black color serves as fair warning that this is serious juice. Pretty spice aromas, polished leather notes, and high-toned dillweed lead to concentrated, black, fleshy fruits (black cherry, black currant, and... Read more

2011 Hess Select Malbec, Salta, Argentina

The color is a translucent crimson with purple glints. Bright and light, the nose shows scents of red berries, red apple, and pomegranate, with later notes of sweet, red cherry. The wine is medium in body, clean, and sports ample juicy acidity. This... Read more

2011 Colomé ‘Estate’ Malbec, Salta, Argentina

This wine invites imbibers to the “dark side,” from its opaque purple/black coloring all the way through its tart finish. The nose evokes cocoa and cream, along with plenty of dark (black and blue) fruit and a bit of black pepper. The peppery... 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 Punto Final Malbec Reserve, Mendoza, Argentina

This is the stuff Malbec fans in the U.S. dream of -- and it's hard to disagree with a wine that so wholeheartedly embraces what it is. Mammoth and mouth-filing, with loads of sweet ripe fruit and thick jammy texture. Aromas of red fruit, tobacco,... Read more