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Cabal

Cabal
2014 Reserva, Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: .271%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13.99
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Cabal
2014 Reserva, Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: .271%
Bright deep purple color. Rustic aromas and flavors of dried blackberries, fine leather saddle, violet scented black tea, and hint of star anise with a tangy, dry medium-full body and a peppery, stimulating, medium-long dark chocolate covered nut, arugula, cedar, and finish with gritty tannins and moderate oak. An intriguing savory Malbec with alluring waves of flavor.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: dried blackberries, fine leather saddle, violet scented black tea, and hint of star anise
Taste Flavor: dark chocolate covered nut, arugala, cedar, and
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Prime Rib Sandwich, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intriguing savory Malbec with alluring waves of flavor.

The Importer

Mazza Imports

The Importer
8398 West Route 20
Level B, Suite 5
Westfield, NY 14787
USA
1 315-694-6279

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92 Cabal 2014 Reserva, Malbec, Mendoza 13.8% (Argentina) $13.99.

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 foods such as empanadas, hamburgers or grilled chicken or even roast meats or lighter game.