Malbec (pronounced: [mal.bɛk]) is a purple grape variety used in making red wine. The grapes tend to have an inky dark color and robust tannins, and are known as one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red Bordeaux wine. The French plantations of Malbec are now found primarily in Cahors in South West France. It is increasingly celebrated as an Argentine varietal wine and is being grown around the world.Called Auxerrois or Côt Noir in Cahors, called Malbec in Bordeaux, and Pressac in other places, the grape became less popular in Bordeaux after 1956 when frost killed off 75% of the crop.
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    • 2014: Top Ten Wines Over $15

      What were some of my favorite wines of the past year? Welcome to my second Top Ten Wine List. Yesterday, I posted my Top Ten Wines Under $15, which I hope you enjoyed and found useful. Now it is time for my Top Ten Wines Over $15, though these wines also cost less than $50. In actuality, I have listed twelve wines, pairing three similar ones together from the same importer.

      Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodiein Syrah- 5 readers -
    • who what wine: this year’s grapey gift guide

      Aside from summer, it’s the most wonderful time of year – because you get to give and receive great bottles of wine! Based on some of my favorite bottles of 2014, here’s what to give or what to tell everyone to give you (there are 12 total so you can make a whole case out of them!). for the risk taker Cast Your Fate to the Wind Cab Franc: Cab Franc is my favorite grape on Long Island.

      grapefriendin Pinot Noir Syrah Merlot- 2 readers -
  • 2009 Trinitas Estate Meritage

    … with aromas of dark fruit, jammy, cigar box. I loved the bouquet. Taste Dry, full-bodied with balanced acidity. The tannins were soft. Silky long mid-palate flavors lingered. abv: 12.2% How much: Retail $55.00 (great price for this wine). Appellation/Region: Napa Valley Meritage blend: 42% Cabernet, 35% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 7% Malbec I…

    Bill Thompson/ Bills Wine Wanderingin Cabernet Franc Merlot- 3 readers -
  • What We Have Been Drinking—12/22/2014

    … of wines now and then over the last three weeks. 2011 Cultivate The Feast: Retail $25 (The PLCB claims this has a retail of $25, but they are selling it for $8). 78% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 5% Syrah. Initially, this was a bit of a fruity mess. OK, maybe not a mess, but quite fruity. I thought the positive reviews on PA Wine Talk were…

    the drunken cyclistin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Syrah Merlot- 2 readers -
  • Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 22, 2014

    … A- >>find this wine<< 09 Nieto Senetiner Terroir Blend Malbec (Mendoza): Brambly, licorice-filled, topped with mint, and reveling in its sense of power. $30 B+ >>find this wine<< 13 Bayten Chardonnay (Constantia): It puts the lime in the coconut, and then serves you homemade butterscotch cookies for dessert. $20 B…

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  • Ian Cauble, MS Returns to SSU with Brandon Carneiro to Share SommSelect

    … the world with tasting notes, region information and even food pairings. SommSelect offers the knowledge of a Sommelier to everyone at every budget. Ian Leads Wine Tasting at SSU Ian led over 45 students through a tasting that featured a 2007 Winniger Rottgen Riesling Spatlese from Mosel, Germany and a 2011 Mendel Malbec from Mendoza Argentina. Ian…

    Wine Starsin Riesling- 5 readers -
  • My Top 5 Star Rated Wines for 2014

    … to experience this as well. These 5 Star wines that I tasted this year I think will do that for you. Please share these wines with family and friends. A great Christmas/holiday gift to give or receive. Below are my tasting notes from the year for these wines. Enjoy! My 5 Star Rated Wines White and Sparkling Wines Chateau Corton Grancey Grand Cru…

    MyWinePalin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Syrah Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • 2013 Trivento “Decopas” Sauvignon Blanc ¿Decopas?...

    … 2013 Trivento “Decopas” Sauvignon Blanc ¿Decopas? That’s Buenos Aires slang for “By the glass?” an invitation to happy hour in Argentina - a sentiment I can get my triangle ears and curly tail behind! Grass, grapefruit, hint of green pepper, light stone, lemon, pear, and sea shells on the nose. Acidity more pronounced on the palate with lemon…

    Shiba Sommelierin Sauvignon Blanc- 5 readers -
  • The Perfect Gift

    … for making music, his family was making wine. This particular bottle, their flagship SuperTuscan, a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet, is named for Andrea’s grandfather Alcide. It’s a lovely bottle of wine that features a nose of leather and loamy earth, with big cherry fruit and wild herbs on the palate, but needs 3-5 years on its side to bring out…

    Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Companyin Syrah Malbec- 1 readers -
  • The WineFashionista Guide to the Best Wine Holiday Gifts

    … blend made by winemaker Jeff Baker, with 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 1% Malbec. It is rich and full-bodied with black fruits, baking spices, black tea and leather notes. A great wine to sip while cooking one of McReynold’s dishes. You can also splurge a bit on the Connoisseur’s Collection Gift Box with a bottle of the 2010 Estate Cabernet…

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