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Luminis

Luminis
2015 Malbec, Luján de Cuyo

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17
Cellar Selection

Luminis
2015 Malbec, Luján de Cuyo

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14%
Ruby black color. Aromas of sweet pea blossom, cedar plank, ammoniated cheese, and overripe plum with a slightly chewy, medium body and a warming, refreshing, medium-long raspberry jam, black pepper, stuffed red bell pepper, and shredded tobacco finish with earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A savory and chewy malbec for rich meals.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: sweet pea blossom, cedar plank, ammoniated cheese, and overripe plum
Taste Flavor: raspberry jam, black pepper, stuffed red bell pepper, and shredded tobacco
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Osso Bucco, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory and chewy malbec for rich meals.

The Producer or Importer

USA Wine West, LLC

The Producer or  Importer
3030 Bridgeway, Suite 127
Sausalito, CA 94965
USA
1 415-331-4906

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.