Full Review
Selene Vineyard

Selene Vineyard
2010 Gran Selene, Malbec, Uco Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 15%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$55.00
Cellar Selection

Selene Vineyard
2010 Gran Selene, Malbec, Uco Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 15%
Bright dark black garnet color. Lively, fruity aromas and flavors of berry compote, chocolate nuts, and waxy honeycomb with a glycerous, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a warming, complex, medium-length spiced cherries and tomatoes, cranberry, minerals, and cedar finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. An impressive, rich, and well structured malbec.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth, oaky, rich & full & fruity
Aroma Aroma: berry compote, chocolate nuts, and waxy honeycomb
Taste Flavor: spiced cherries and tomatoes, cranberry, minerals, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Dry-Aged Sirloin From A Free Range Cow, Rack of Baby Lamb, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An impressive, rich, and well structured malbec.
The Producer

Selene Vineyard

The Producer
Calle los Indios
Mendoza, 5567
Argentina
54 -11986971632
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 foods such as empanadas, hamburgers or grilled chicken or even roast meats or lighter game.