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.
Posts about Malbec
  • Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $15

    Best Buy! Ray McKee’s blending team seemed to put a great deal of effort in creating this oh-so-smooth Merlot, which is the Northwest’s standalone largest production of the variety. Syrah leads the 8 percent “secret sauce” component, which include Grenache, Malbec, Mourvèdre and Petit Verdot.

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  • Northwest wineries to help food banks during Thanksgiving weekend

    … provocative tastings scheduled include the Cairdeas Winery 2014 Port-style Petite Sirah, Lake Chelan Winery’s 2013 Malbec from the the Lake Chelan AVA and Tunnel Hill Winery’s 2013 Estate Pinot Noir. Woodinville Wine Country is gearing up for its annual St. Nick’s Holiday Tasting festival next weekend, but several of its wineries have scheduled…

    Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine- 1 readers -
  • 10 Outstanding Wines With Turkey

    … of cinnamon and allspice in the wine will also make a simple mashed sweet potato dish come to life. TIP: Look for ‘old vine’ Carignan from the Cotes Catalanes and Roussillon, France. Pinot Noir Expect to spend: $15–30 Expect to spend: $15–30 Pinot Noir is the darling choice for poultry as a light red wine. Since the US just had 2 awesome vintages…

    Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly- 2 readers -
  • Antigal "Uno" Malbec 2010 wine review by (PB)

    … vintage for Malbec and the Mendoza region of Argentina if my memory serves me right. I am not a big fan of Malbec but I could become so with this wine! This is a classy, NICE wine and at $14 a great value so raise a glass. This bad boy will be hanging for years to come! --A Review from The Wine Cask Blog. Creative Commons: Attribution - ShareAlike 2.5 applies …

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  • Lohr of the Rings: Circling 40 Years with J. Lohr

    … in the $10 range, and Painter Bridge which is dedicated to Zinfandel and Chardonnay at $7, and even a line of non-alcoholic wines called Ariel. So to celebrate, J. Lohr crafted two anniversary wines, a Pinot Blanc from Arroyo Seco in Monterey County, and a Red Wine comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Merlot and Malbec making it soft…

    Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundzin Merlot- 2 readers -
  • Kaiken Terroir Series Corte Malbec Blend 2011 - Release The Kaiken!

    … like the Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2011 we reviewed previously, this one is not only fun to drink but also a great value. See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here. Taste Rating: 8 Cost Rating: 7 Overall Rating: 7.8 Highly Recommended Don't Miss A Recommended Buy! Subscribe to our daily email to get The Reverse Wine Snob in your inbox. You can now also PRE-ORDER my book an Amazon: Reverse Wine Snob: How to Buy and Drink Great Wine without Breaking the Bank! Visit our Featured Sponsors: …

    Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snobin Malbec- 5 readers -
  • A Close Encounter Of The Point Chasing Kind

    A favorite restaurant server recently passed on an encounter with a customer I found interesting, as well as a bit unsettling. Upon being greeted by the hostess taking the table's drink orders, this customer immediately replied, "I'll take your most expensive Chardonnay." Not your recommended Chardonnay, or your best selling Chardonnay, or a specific label...she wants the one that costs the most.

    Randy Smith/ The Wine Write- 2 readers -
  • Padrillos Malbec 13'

    … Naked Wine Review 156 Wine: Padrillos Malbec Producer: Ernesto Catena Selections Winery Vintage: 13' Region: Argentina>Mendoza Price: 11.00 Date tasted: 11/21/14 Place tasted: I was somewhere not being me, hanging out with you when you were Uri Geller. You kept bending spoons for wine in the local bars. Everywhere we went they had…

    Shawna L Watson/ Naked Wine Reviews- 6 readers -
  • Old York Cellars Dry Riesling & Malbec Tasting

    … Bright gold in colour with crisp green apple harmonizing with a vivid acidity, making it a fantastic pairing with rich dishes. Traces of honeysuckle on the dry finish. 100% Riesling 13.1% Alcohol $17 Old York Cellars Malbec 2013 A crowd-pleaser with bold fruit flavours and an earthy backbone. Soft tannins, oak, vanilla and chocolate elements…

    the buddha in your glassin Syrah Malbec Riesling- 4 readers -
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