Full Review

VAV

VAV
2013 Single Vineyard, Malbec, Uco Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19.99
Best Buy
2016 World Value Wine Challenge Best Value Argentine Malbec

VAV
2013 Single Vineyard, Malbec, Uco Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.5%
Ruby black color. Complex aromas and flavors of olive tapenade, spicy black raspberry tart, chocolate cherries, and grilled peach with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, complex, roasted peppers and nuts, tobacco, and herbs and earth finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A richly layered and stylish malbec.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: olive tapenade, spicy black raspberry tart, chocolate cherries, and grilled peach
Taste Flavor: roasted peppers and nuts, tobacco, and herbs and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Braised Argentine Steaks, Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A richly layered and stylish malbec.

The Importer

Vistaflores Estate

The Importer
24354 Widgeon PLace
Saint Michaels, MD 21663
USA
1 727-939-1758

Malbec

Wine Glass Cabernet.jpg
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.