Full Review

Oak Farm Vineyards

Oak Farm Vineyards
2018 Malbec, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$35

Oak Farm Vineyards
2018 Malbec, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Ruby black color. Attractive, fruity aromas and flavors of coconut caramel cheesecake, huckleberry jam, chocolate toffee, and hint of lilac and violet candies with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a long finish revealing notes of dark berry compote, spiced nuts, and cedar and leather. Cut yourself a slice of this berry-laden Malbec with your next cheese plate.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: coconut caramel cheesecake, huckleberry jam, chocolate toffee, and hint of lilac and violet candies
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of dark berry compote, spiced nuts, and cedar and leather
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Lamb Tagine, Mongolian Beef, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Cut yourself a slice of this berry-laden Malbec with your next cheese plate.

The Producer

Oak Farm Vineyards

The Producer
23627 N. DeVries Rd.
Lodi, CA 95242
USA
1 209-365-6565

Their Portfolio

89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2015 Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $25.00.
93 Oak Farm Vineyards 2015 Barbera, Lodi 15% (USA) $25.00.
90 Oak Farm Vineyards 2016 Tievoli Red Blend, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $22.00.
91 Oak Farm Vineyards 2016 Chardonnay, Lodi 14% (USA) $24.00.
90 Oak Farm Vineyards 2016 Grenache, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $28.00.
91 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Mohr-Fry Ranches, Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 13% (USA) $20.00.
86 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Salman Farms Off-Dry, Gewurztraminer, Clarksburg 12.5% (USA) $24.00.
87 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Shinn Farms Rose, Lodi 12.79% (USA) $24.00.
94 Oak Farm Vineyards 2016 Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $25.00.
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $25.00.
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2016 Barbera, Lodi 15% (USA) $25.00.
BR Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Estate, Chardonnay, Lodi 14.6% (USA) $28.00. - Bronze Medal
91 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Chardonnay, Lodi 14% (USA) $24.00.
87 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $25.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown, Sangiovese, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $32.00.
86 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Tievoli Red Blend, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $22.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Chardonnay, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $22.00.
90 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Barbera, Lodi 15% (USA) $25.00.
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Albarino, Lodi 13% (USA) $19.00.
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Petit Verdot, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $35.00.
92 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown Single Vineyard, Merlot, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $35.00.
93 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Genevieve, Lodi 15.2% (USA) $40.00.
87 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 15% (USA) $35.00.
93 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Malbec, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $35.00.
91 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 13% (USA) $17.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Rosé, Grenache, Lodi 13% (USA) $19.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Sangiovese, Lodi 15% (USA) $35.00.
85 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Albarino, Lodi 13% (USA) $19.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Fiano, Lodi 13% (USA) $26.00.
86 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Primitivo, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $35.00.

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.