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Finca La Malena

Finca La Malena
2015 Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Finca La Malena
2015 Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.1%
Nearly opaque violet color. Toasty, fruity aromas and flavors of chocolate covered coffee beans, berry pie with graham cracker crust, dark nut brittle, and jasmine rice with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, medium finish with notes of roasted root vegetable, hint of blood orange, and pencil with fine, earthy tannins and light oak flavor. A pleasant malbec for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: chocolate covered coffee beans, berry pie with graham cracker crust, dark nut brittle, and jasmine rice
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of roasted root vegetable, hint of blood orange, and pencil
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Stroganoff, Braciole, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasant malbec for the table.

The Importer

Finca La Malena, LLC

The Importer
2335 S. Calle Palo Fierro
Palm Springs, CA 92264
USA
1 617-306-9053

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.