MALBEC

    Nuvino Wine Pouches

    While tasting the wines from Nuvino packaged in foil pouches, I did not think about Capri Sun as much as I did the space program, and how it felt like the kind of beverage packaging that one would need in zero gravity. That took me back to something I made last year for an ...

    9 readers - By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews

    Quick Pour: Cameron Hughes Lot 383 2011 Meritage IGP Pays D’Oc

    Producer: Cameron Hughes Region: Languedoc-Roussillon – Pays d’Oc (France) Price: $15 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon 63%, Merlot 19%, Malbec 18% ABV: 13.5% Virginia P...

    9 readers - By Virginia Pour House

      Bodega Gascón

      The Minority Wine Report - - 5 readers - Today, the wines of Don Miguel Gascón are crafted in the City of Mendoza at the same winery that was built in 1884 and by the Spanish visionary whose name bears it.  The winery i...

      Double Canyon-New Winemaker, New Wine

      Write for Wine - - 4 readers - We recently became big fans of Double Canyon, established just seven years ago in Horse Heaven Hills, and named for the two ravines that run through the property in central Washington state. Double Canyon’s first wine, a 201...

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      Quick Pour: Cameron Hughes Lot 383 2011 Meritage IGP Pays D’Oc

      …Producer: Cameron Hughes Region: Languedoc-Roussillon – Pays d’Oc (France) Price: $15 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon 63%, Merlot 19%, Malbec 18% ABV: 13.5% Virginia Pour House Notes: Cassis, peat  and leather in the nose. Dark fruit flavors lead to toasty tobacco and mocha undertones that are carried away by smoke and jammy black fruit with fine ...…

      9 readers - By Virginia Pour House

      Nuvino Wine Pouches

      …, South Africa 13.5% abv. Light apricot, no oak, mild finish. Really very delicate for a Southern hemisphere Chardonnay. 2013 Malbec Maipu, Argentina 14.5% abv. Dominant profile of prune and stewed fruits with a little ash and leather. 2013 Red Blend Swan Hill, Australia 13.9% abv. Blackberry and chocolate with firm tannins and a long, lingering finish. Note: These wines were provided as samples for review.…

      9 readers - By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews

      In My Glass: El Malbec 2006 de Ricardo Santos (Mendoza)

      … It’s been so long now, that I cannot remember how Eleni and I became fascinated with Mendoza’s Ricardo Santos and his wines. But in any case, this bottle of Malbec from the 2006 vintage had been waiting for a comparative tasting of aging, mid-priced Argentine Malbecs that never happened. It was finally time to open and enjoy it. My immediate…

      1 readers - By WineDineWith.us

      Wine Review: 2011 Amancaya Gran Reserva - Argentina

      … A rewarding collaboration creates an uplifting Malbec dominant wine. Amancaya is produced in Argentina’s Mendoza region, by Nicolas Catena of Bodega Catena, in partnership with Barons de Rothchild (Lafite). Catena is one of South America’s largest wineries. The Amancaya is a flower of the Andes, worn by native Indian women of Mendoza…

      6 readers - By Wild 4 Washington Wine

      2011 Vina Montes Kaiken Ultra Malbec

      …Wine Review: Vina Montes Kaiken Ultra Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina The team at Vina Montes seems to be able to do magic with this Kaiken Ultra Malbec when it comes to consistently delivering a well-made exciting and tasty wine. Vintage after vintage with very little variance for whatever growing conditions nature dealt them, Kaiken continues to […]…

      1 readers - By Enobytes

      Villa Maria Private Bin Rosé 2013, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

      …Not come across this blend for a rosé before. It’s…oh well watch the video to find out.. Villa Maria Private Bin Rosé 2013, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand (£9.99 Tesco, Majestic, Bargain Booze, Wine Rack, Village Wines, NZHouseofwine.com) Smells quite promising, with gentle blackcurrant blackberry and apple (fresh and pie) aromas, but then when you come…

      4 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Bodega Gascón

      …, another family became stewards of the winery, the Catena family. Dr. Nicolas Catena, known as a modern pioneer in the development of Argentine Malbec, gathered a group of investors and bought the winery in order to carry the legacy of Don Miguel into a new millennium. During the 1940’s, the Gascón family bottled Argentina’s first 100 percent varietal…

      5 readers - By The Minority Wine Report

      Double Canyon-New Winemaker, New Wine

      … Vineyard, which is located across from Double Canyon and owned by vineyard manager Will Beightol’s family, and Zephyr Ridge, which Beightol previously managed. AVA: Horse Heaven Hills Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Syrah, 3% Malbec SRP: $25 Released: July 2014 Production: 698 cases Sample provided  by winery We are looking forward to watching how Jason expands the Cabernet Sauvignon program at Double Canyon. And of course, we plan on tasting many more of his Double Canyon Cabs. Cheers!     …

      4 readers - By Write for Wine

      Don’t Miss Chateau St. Michelle’s Summer Concert Series

      … with Chateau Ste. Michelle’s 2010 Artist Series Meritage, a layered rich blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 5% Cab Franc and 3% Malbec. There are many more concerts to come this summer. While some concerts are already sold out, you can still find tickets for many performances. July 16: Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band July 17…

      5 readers - By Write for Wine

      Recent Sips: Paul Mas Côté Mas, Viña Cantosán, Domaine Chandon, and Kaiken Wines

      … next backyard cookout. Overall, an enjoyable and easy-drinking single-varietal bottling of a Champagne grape variety that I typically don’t find vinified as a still wine on its own. Region: Carneros, California. (Other info: ABV 13.5%, cork enclosure). 89 Points. Click here to find this wine. Kaiken 2011 Ultra Malbec Review: Kaiken 2011…

      1 readers - By My Vine Spot

      Thanksgiving Wines

      … with a plummy, full-bodied Malbec from Argentina’s Altocedro winery. The 2012 Año Cero has a captivated nose of lavender and blackberries. Bright on the palate, the wine has weight that’s balanced by a mineral streak and enough acidity to keep the palate refreshed and ready for more. Malbecs have the fruitiness to pair with many Thanksgiving fruit…

      By Write on Wines
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