Full Review

Corner 103

Corner 103
2015 Malbec, Sonoma Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Game Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: .02%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$50
Cellar Selection

Corner 103
2015 Malbec, Sonoma Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Game Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: .02%
Black violet color. Herbal aromas of menthol, raspberry creme, dark chocolate, Douglas fir, and cola with a velvety, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and an even, epic, long ripe stone fruit, toffee, boysenberry, acai, dried shitake mushrooms, broiled figs and dates, and vanilla bean finish with silky tannins and moderate oak. A alluring malbec that hits the nose with a heady potpourri and hits the palate with rich, memorable fruits.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: menthol, raspberry creme, dark chocolate, Douglas fir, and cola
Taste Flavor: ripe stone fruit, toffee, boysenberry, acai, dried shitake mushrooms, broiled figs and dates, and vanilla bean
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 6+ years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Ribeye With Cabrales Cheese, Venison, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A alluring malbec that hits the nose with a heady potpourri and hits the palate with rich, memorable fruits.

The Producer

Corner 103

The Producer
103 W. Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-931-6141

Their Portfolio

88 Corner 103 2013 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 14.7% (USA) $50.00.
91 Corner 103 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Valley 14.8% (USA) $25.00.
86 Corner 103 2012 Merlot, Alexander Valley 13.8% (USA) $45.00.
89 Corner 103 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley 14.6% (USA) $55.00.
90 Corner 103 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley 14.6% (USA) $55.00.
93 Corner 103 2013 Cabernet Franc, Sonoma Valley 13.9% (USA) $50.00.
91 Corner 103 2014 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 14.5% (USA) $40.00.
92 Corner 103 2012 Sonoma County, Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 14.7% (USA) $50.00.
85 Corner 103 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Valley 14.8% (USA) $25.00.
88 Corner 103 2012 Syrah, Sonoma Valley 14.1% (USA) $50.00.
84 Corner 103 2014 Grenache, Russian River Valley 15.1% (USA) $40.00.
95 Corner 103 2016 Grenache Blanc, Alexander Valley 14.2% (USA) $30.00.
85 Corner 103 2015 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
88 Corner 103 2014 Grenache, Russian River Valley 15.1% (USA) $40.00.
91 Corner 103 2014 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
89 Corner 103 2016 Carignane, Redwood Valley 14.5% (USA) $40.00.
90 Corner 103 2017 Rose, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 13.5% (USA) $25.00.
92 Corner 103 2016 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 14.6% (USA) $50.00.
88 Corner 103 2016 Viognier, Sonoma Valley 13.1% (USA) $25.00.
92 Corner 103 2014 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
87 Corner 103 2015 Vernaccia, Carneros 13.5% (USA) $35.00.
88 Corner 103 2016 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 13.5% (USA) $40.00.
93 Corner 103 2015 Malbec, Sonoma Valley 14.1% (USA) $50.00.
94 Corner 103 2016 Syrah, Sonoma Mountain 15.5% (USA) $50.00.

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.