Full Review

Catman Cellars

Catman Cellars
2017 Malbec, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$32

Catman Cellars
2017 Malbec, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Dark black violet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate ganache, blistered concord grape, blueberry pie with a chocolate crust, phyllo pastry, and honey with a round, crisp, fruity medium-full body and an even, captivating, medium-long finish. A dense and viscous Malbec with a mysteriously dark underbelly.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: chocolate genache, blistered concord grape, blueberry pie with a chocolate crust, phyllo pastry, and honey
Taste Flavor: chocolate ganache, blistered concord grape, blueberry pie
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dense and viscous Malbec with a mysteriously dark underbelly.

The Producer

Catman Cellars

The Producer
14764 SW 117th Place
Tigard, OR 97224
USA
1 503-201-6381

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.