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Lucky Frog

Lucky Frog
2017 Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Lucky Frog
2017 Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Ruby black color. Fruity, attractive aromas and flavors of berry pie a la mode and praline with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a sleek, delightful, medium-length finish evoking nuances of nuts, pomegranate, roasted beets, and minerals with well-integrated, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A tangy, mouthwatering red that will liven up a meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, New World, Savory & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: berry pie a la mode and praline
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of nuts, pomegranate, roasted beets, and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Duck Lasagna, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tangy, mouthwatering red that will liven up a meal.

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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.