Full Review

Earth’s Harvest

Earth’s Harvest
2014 Lot Series 5 Reserve, Malbec, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$11.99
Best Buy

Earth’s Harvest
2014 Lot Series 5 Reserve, Malbec, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: <1%
Dark black violet color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry sauce, compressed watermelon, sweet cream gelato, blackberry jam, and peppercorns with a velvety, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length vanilla creme anglaise and white chocolate finish with silky, soft tannins and moderate oak. A creamy, decadent fruit bomb.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: raspberry sauce, compressed watermelon, sweet cream gelato, blackberry jam, and peppercorns
Taste Flavor: vanilla creme anglaise and white chocolate
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Bacon Cheeseburger, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A creamy, decadent fruit bomb.

The Importer

Aldi Corporation

The Importer
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Moreno Valley, CA 92555
USA
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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.