Full Review

Miya Ray

Miya Ray
2016 Malbec, Curico Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 12.6% RS: .17%
Organically Grown Grapes
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Miya Ray
2016 Malbec, Curico Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 12.6% RS: .17%
Dark violet color. Aromas of blackberry, raspberry leaf, pencil eraser, cedar, and cocoa powder with a satiny, soft, dryish medium body and a smooth, brisk scorched earth and prunes finish with light oak flavor.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: blackberry, raspberry leaf, pencil eraser, cedar, and cocoa powder
Taste Flavor: scorched earth and prunes
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Beef Sandwich, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice savory and smooth South American sipper.

The Producer

Bronco Wine Company

The Producer
33 Harlow Court
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-346-6025

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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.