Full Review

Trapiche

Trapiche
2016 Oak Cask, Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .4%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13.99
Best Buy

Trapiche
2016 Oak Cask, Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .4%
Medium color. Fruity, jammy, fresh, funky aromas of blackberry, plum, pomegranate, and leather with a soft, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, stimulating, medium-long , and bacon finish with well-integrated tannins. A full-bodied, jammy, meaty Malbec with a delicate finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: blackberry, plum, pomegranate, and leather
Taste Flavor: , and bacon
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Ribeye With Maitre D' Butter, Blue Cheese Crusted Ribeye, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A full-bodied, jammy, meaty Malbec with a delicate finish.

The Producer or Importer or Marketer

The Wine Group

The Producer or  Importer or  Marketer
4596 Tesla Road
Livermore, CA 94550
USA
1 925-456-2500

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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 array of foods such as empanadas, hamburgers or grilled chicken or even roast meats or lighter game.