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Stina’s Cellars

Stina’s Cellars
2012 Malbec, Yakima Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$54

Stina’s Cellars
2012 Malbec, Yakima Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: <1%
Garnet color. Rich, dense aromas and flavors of dried choke cherries, waxy honeycomb, and suede with a silky, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, captivating, medium-long finish with shades of spicy berry chutney, vanilla cream, nuts, and pencil shavings with earthy tannins and light oak. A tightly packed and juicy malbec with lots of character and dimension.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: dried choke cherries, waxy honeycomb, and suede
Taste Flavor: spicy berry chutney, vanilla cream, nuts, and pencil shavings
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Ham With Mostarda, Veal Parmesan, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tightly packed and juicy malbec with lots of character and dimension.

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.