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Alberti 154

Alberti 154
2017 Reserva, Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Sustainable Agriculture
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15.99
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Alberti 154
2017 Reserva, Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Inviting aromas and flavors of blackberry coulis, milk chocolate, vanilla bean creme, and rosemary with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a graceful, engaging, medium-length finish with elements of black licorice and cinnamon roll with silky, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A satiny, concentrated, rock-solid Malbec to seamlessly bond with a steak dinner.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: blackberry coulis, milk chocolate, vanilla bean creme, and rosemary
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of black licorice and cinnamon roll
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Steak With Chimichurri, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A satiny, concentrated, rock-solid Malbec to seamlessly bond with a steak dinner.

The Importer

Elixir Wine Group

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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.