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Don Rodolfo

Don Rodolfo
2017 DR Art of the Andes, Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13% RS: .2%
Green Practices
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12
Best Buy

Don Rodolfo
2017 DR Art of the Andes, Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13% RS: .2%
Garnet color. Smoky, savory aromas and flavors of olives and okra tapenade, dark roasted nuts, charcoal, and pomegranate with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, medium finish imparting shades of pickled beets and grilled apples, minerals, nutskin, and cedar with fine, dusty tannins and light oak flavor. A nice combination of fruit, savory smoky notes and minerality make this a good choice for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, New World & Savory
Aroma Aroma: olives and okra tapenade, dark roasted nuts, charcoal, and pomegranate
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of pickled beets and grilled apples, minerals, nutskin, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Lamb Kebobs, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice combination of fruit, savory smoky notes and minerality make this a good choice for the table.

The Importer

Cabernet Corporation

The Importer
285-K Bel Marin Keys Blvd
Novato, CA 94949
USA
1 415-884-9000

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