Malbec

Malbec 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. The Malbec grape is a thin-skinned grape and needs more sun and heat than either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot to mature. It ripens mid-season and can bring very deep color, ample tannin, and a particular plum-like flavor component to add complexity to claret blends. Sometimes, especially in its traditional growing regions, it is not trellised and cultivated as bush vines (the goblet system). As a varietal, Malbec creates a rather inky red (or violet), intense wine, so it is also commonly used in blends, such as with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to create the red French Bordeaux claret blend. The grape is blended with Cabernet Franc and Gamay in some regions such as the Loire Valley. Other wine regions use the grape to produce Bordeaux-style blends. The varietal is sensitive to frost and has a proclivity to shatter or coulure.


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Atrea 2014 "Old Soul Red" Mendocino

Atrea 2014 "Old Soul Red" Mendocino

Atrea 2014 “Old Soul Red” Estate, Hopl and Mendocino Retail 29.99 – GGWC 25.99 -  FREE SHIPPING on 12 or more!   Enter discount code OSR during check out (for free shipping)   The Story :  The  Old Soul Red (a blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Malbec) by winemaker Alex McGregor, is probably one of the best value non-mainstream red blends currently on the market. Sourced from their 100%...
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Devil Proof 2014 Malbec

Devil Proof 2014 Malbec

Devil Proof 2014 Malbec  This vintage is even better than the prior version, which is almost unimaginable, but there it is. Floral and as tempting as blueberry pie, this concoction from Jesse Katz is velvety smooth and silky on the palate. White chocolate dances around its edges, along with a strong suggestion of cigar, which may perhaps come from the fine lady on the label. James Suckling 93 Points:  "Fun stuff here....
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Saracina 2014 Malbec "Skid Row" Mendocino

Saracina 2014 Malbec "Skid Row" Mendocino

Saracina 2014 Malbec "Skid Row" Mendocino   Vineyard Notes: Planted in 1999 and farmed organically from the outset, Skid Row Vineyard is the westernmost block on the Saracina Ranch, marked by black clay and gravelly soils at the base of the foothills. The plant material is the original Bordeaux clone 4. It is significant not for what it produces, but for what it doesn’t. It is the lowest- yielding commercial Malbec clone...
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