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Stina’s Cellars

Stina’s Cellars
2013 Malbec, Wahluke Slope

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$38

Stina’s Cellars
2013 Malbec, Wahluke Slope

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Dull garnet black color. Fruity, savory aromas of prunes, pickled watermelon rind, spiced tea, and chocolate pretzel with a silky, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a polished, appealing, medium-length French toast with blueberry compote, candied orange peel, marinated olives and peppers, and leather and ground nuts finish with dusty, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A flavor-packed Washington red with a port-like quality.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: prunes, pickled watermelon rind, spiced tea, and chocolate pretzel
Taste Flavor: French toast with blueberry compote, candied orange peel, marinated olives and peppers, and leather and ground nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Blackened Steak, Duck Confit, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A flavor-packed Washington red with a port-like quality.

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.