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Solandes

Solandes
2015 Coleccion Roble, Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: .282%
Organically Grown Grapes
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19.99
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Solandes
2015 Coleccion Roble, Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: .282%
Dark black garnet color. Aromas of ripe cherries, leather patina, creme de cassis, ginseng, and tar with a silky, crisp, fruity medium body and a warming, medium-length blackberry handpie, raspberry leaf, and fine carpentry finish with medium, grippy tannins and moderate oak. This is a sturdy yet elegant malbec, with a long and persistent finish that shows off hints of restrained fruit, herbs and spices, with well integrated oak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: ripe cherries, leather patina, creme de cassis, ginseng, and tar
Taste Flavor: blackberry handpie, raspberry leaf, and fine carpentry
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chili, Beef Stroganoff, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: This is a sturdy yet elegant malbec, with a long and persistent finish that shows off hints of restrained fruit, herbs and spices, with well integrated oak.

The Importer

Finca La Malena, LLC

The Importer
2335 S. Calle Palo Fierro
Palm Springs, CA 92264
USA
1 617-306-9053

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.