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1850 Wine Cellars

1850 Wine Cellars
2014 Malbec, Santa Clara Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: .8%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$28

1850 Wine Cellars
2014 Malbec, Santa Clara Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: .8%
Deep purple color. Interesting, fruity aromas and flavors of ripe persimmon, fresh tomato, sweet melon, and apricot and orange blossom with a supple, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, carefree finish that exhibits touches of candied brazil nut, moist raisin, and overripe orange with medium tannins and light oak flavor. An intriguingly fruity Malbec; a nice summer red.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: ripe persimmon, fresh tomato, sweet melon, and apricot and orange blossom
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of candied brazil nut, moist raisin, and overripe orange
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intriguingly fruity Malbec; a nice summer red.

The Producer

GoldLine Brands

The Producer
902 Enterprise Way, Suite B
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 925-785-9027

Malbec

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
While Malbec is historically known as a red Bordeaux variety, it is Argentina that has given this grape its new found popularity. Bright purple in color with ripe plum and black cherry fruit with moderate acidity, Malbec from Argentina has become the people’s choice among moderately priced red wines ($12-$16 a bottle in domestic markets).

Along with the plum and black cherry flavors, there are notes of pepper, black spice, and, in a few examples, a note of tobacco. Most versions from Argentina are made for consumption upon release or within the first two years after the vintage date; however, a few producers make long-lived offerings of Malbec from older vineyards that retail for $40 or more.

Malbec can work with a humble array of foods such as empanadas, hamburgers or grilled chicken or even roast meats or lighter game.