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As a varietal, Malbec creates an inky, violet, intense wine, commonly used in blends with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot to create the classic French Bordeaux claret blend. It is a thin-skinned grape that needs more sun and heat than either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot to mature. Being somewhat delicate, it cannot handle freezes very well, which explains why there is not many plantings left in Bordeaux. It ripens mid-season and can bring very deep color, ample tannin, and a particular plum-like flavor component, adding complexity to claret blends. It grows very well in Cahors in South West France, but has found its perfect growing potential in Argentina.
2013 Crios Rosé of Malbec, Mendoza
LIST PRICE 13.00; OUR PRICE 10.99
This wine has a surprising amount of body for rosé (probably from its 13.5% alcohol) and shows beautiful aromas of fresh, ripe strawberries. On the palate, the flavors of strawberries and cherries explode, accompanied by some spice notes and a clean, dry finish. This is the perfect wine for chicken and a charming companion to mildly spicy Asian cuisine; or simply consume freely with your favorite cheese.
2013 Medrano Estate Malbec, Mendoza
LIST PRICE 12.00; OUR PRICE 9.99
The Medrano displays an intense violet color. In the nose, outstanding red fruit aromas are combined with plum and violet notes, as well as some toast and vanilla notes. In the mouth, it is a fruity wine with medium tannins as well as a juicy and balanced finish.
2013 Filus Malbec, Mendoza
LIST PRICE 12.00; OUR PRICE 9.99
Filus is a true expression of the Mendoza region: very dark; deeply fruited with ripe, dense plum and cassis fruit; complex and fragrant and exotic, with a beautiful long finish. Like the best Malbec, its power is tempered by a lightness in the mouth. In the nose, black fruit, licorice and violet aromas prevail. In the mouth, the wine is mild and ripe with sweet tannins and medium body, displaying an elegant finish with light mint notes.
2013 Crios Malbec, Mendoza
LIST PRICE 14.00; OUR PRICE 11.99
This Malbec is aromatic and fresh, with notes of violets, ripe plums and a hint of licorice. It is quite showy, with the profile of a cool vintage, the sweet tannins of the Malbec, some sweet spicy flavors and good length. This is very good value. Owner, Susanna Balbo’s son Jose Lovaglio, who took over the Crios label with this vintage, has gone to all French oak and somewhat warmer fermentations.
2012 Finca el Origen Malbec , Mendoza
LIST PRICE 15.00; OUR PRICE 11.99
In the nose, this wine displays ripe red fruit aromas, such as plum, with a strong floral presence, combined with vanilla and chocolate hints due to its oak ageing. In the mouth, it is a mild wine with sweet and velvety tannins. It has good balance, elegance and personality.
2012 Filus Reserve Malbec, Mendoza
LIST PRICE 18.00; OUR PRICE 15.99
In the nose, this Malbec is intense, with aromas of raspberry, plum and licorice. In the mouth, there are enveloping, sweet and strong tannins, as well as a spicy sensation on the sides of the mouth. With notes of blackcurrant, dark chocolate, and coffee in the aftertaste, the wine has a lingering and elegant finish.