Full Review
Selene Vineyard

Selene Vineyard
2014 Malbec, Uco Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.5%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20.00
Best Buy
Cellar Selection

Selene Vineyard
2014 Malbec, Uco Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.5%
Bright dark opaque indigo color. Bright, savory, waxy aromas and flavors of black olives, roasted peppers, dried berries, and clay with an oily, lively, dryish medium-full body and a warming, complex, medium-length pomegranate, cherry skin, toffee, and peppercorns finish with silky, chewy tannins and moderate oak. An elegant, savory, old world styled malbec that drinks a lot like a Saint Emilion.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth, oaky, rich & full & savory
Aroma Aroma: black olives, roasted peppers, dried berries, and clay
Taste Flavor: pomegranate, cherry skin, toffee, and peppercorns
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: , Grilled Ribeye With Maitre D' Butter, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An elegant, savory, old world styled malbec that drinks a lot like a Saint Emilion.
The Producer

Selene Vineyard

The Producer
Calle los Indios
Mendoza, 5567
Argentina
54 -11986971632
Malbec
Wine Glass Cabernet.jpg
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.