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Encendido

Encendido
2015 Evolution Single Vineyard, Malbec, Uco Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.4% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30
Cellar Selection

Encendido
2015 Evolution Single Vineyard, Malbec, Uco Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.4% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Elegant aromas and flavors of raspberry-dark chocolate truffle, allspice leaf, sundried tomato, and graphite with a chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a smooth, distinctive, long finish evoking overtones of grated cinnamon, cola, tart cherry pie, and cucumber. An inky, concentrated malbec that delights the senses; a lovely cellar candidate.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: raspberry-dark chocolate truffle, allspice leaf, sundried tomato, and graphite
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of grated cinnamon, cola, tart cherry pie, and cucumber
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Steak With Chimichurri, Bone In Ribeye Steak With A White Pepper Demi-Glaze Sauce, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An inky, concentrated malbec that delights the senses; a lovely cellar candidate.

The Importer

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