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Stina’s Cellars

Stina’s Cellars
2012 "Chateau of the Soaring Cranes", Malbec, Washington State

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.6% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15
Best Buy

Stina’s Cellars
2012 "Chateau of the Soaring Cranes", Malbec, Washington State

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.6% RS: <1%
Garnet color. Bold, attractive aromas and flavors of coffee, chocolate nuts, dried berries, and hint of jerky with a tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length finish displaying impressions of raspberries, dried cherries, and nuts with chewy tannins and light oak. An zesty and flavor-packed sipper that is sure to please.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: coffee, chocolate nuts, dried berries, and hint of jerky
Taste Flavor: raspberries, dried cherries, and nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Pork, Beef Teriyaki, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An zesty and flavor-packed sipper that is sure to please.

The Producer

Stinas Cellars

The Producer
9316 Lakeview Ave SW, Ste B
Lakewood, WA 98499
USA
1 253-227-9748

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.