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It is always instructive to see what is going on with the Malbec wines of Argentina. For what is delivered, the wines from this country offer considerable value for the buck. In the twelve dollars and under category there are many wineries competing for the Yankee dollar and they do this admirably. Of course there are better Malbecs being produced that are more costly, some exceeding a hundred dollars a bottle. We are saving ourselves the sticker shock here this Saturday and keeping it sane and simple.
2014 Finca el Origen Malbec Rosé, Mendoza
LIST PRICE 14.00; OUR PRICE 11.99
You can see from the deep violet color that the wine remained on the grape skins for an extended period. In the nose, it displays ripe red fruit aromas, such as plum, with a strong floral presence, combined with vanilla and chocolate hints granted by its oak ageing. In the mouth, it is a mild wine with sweet and velvety tannins. It has good balance, elegance and personality. This wine pairs well with game, hard cheeses and pasta; or simply sip by itself.
2014 Don Rodolfo Malbec, High Altitude, Mendoza
LIST PRICE 10.00; OUR PRICE 7.99
This is but one of the bottlings from one of Argentina’s oldest wineries. At this price it offers good value. It displays aromas of berries, cassis and plums. The wine shows good flavors, with smooth, round tannins. If you are looking to short the market, this wine is for you.
2014 Medrano Estate Malbec, Mendoza
LIST PRICE 14.00; OUR PRICE 9.99
This Malbec is a nice violet color. On the nose one will find some red fruits, plums and slight floral notes, with a soft toasted vanilla at the end. In the mouth it is medium bodied, gentle and juicy. It is very well balanced.
2014 Dona Paula “Los Cardos” Malbec, Mendoza
LIST PRICE 12.00; OUR PRICE 9.99
The wine shows a purplish red color. It has sweet, spicy and full aromas, with notes of red fruits and herbs (such as Herbes de Provence). In the mouth, this wine is soft, velvety, fresh, and well balanced.
2014 Filus Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza
LIST PRICE12.00; OUR PRICE 9.99
This is a small production single vineyard wine from 80 year old vines. It has noble structure and personality, perfect for grilled or roasted meats. It shows some ripeness in the mouth, with dark currant, blackberry, bitter chocolate and violet flavors complicated by mineral and coffee nuances. It finishes firm and persistent, with building tannins.
2014 Finca el Origen Malbec Reserva, Valle de Uco, Mendoza
LIST PRICE 15.00; OUR PRICE 11.99
Finca el Origen shows the classic deep purple color of Malbecs from Vista Flores. It is very expressive in the nose, where the typical red fruit aromas of this variety come together with the characteristic notes provided by its terroir. A 5% addition of Petit Verdot adds minerals, fresh tobacco leaves and violet aromas. It has an excellent acidity and great structure in the mouth. It is a very smooth and well balanced wine with the sweetness of the fruit and the toasted oak. Most excellent value!