Full Review

Black Mesa

Black Mesa
2015 Malbec, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$35

Black Mesa
2015 Malbec, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
Brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of grape jam, ripe raspberry, compressed watermelon, and toasty pie crusts with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a sleek, subtle, medium-long finish evoking elements of slate, sweet herbs, and baked butternut squash with moderate oak flavor. A bold, delightful combination of juicy fruit and rocky minerality; sure to please.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World, Rich & Full & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: grape jam, ripe raspberry, compressed watermelon, and toasty pie crusts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of slate, sweet herbs, and baked butternut squash
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold, delightful combination of juicy fruit and rocky minerality; sure to please.

The Producer

Black Mesa Winery

The Producer
PO Box 308
Velarde, NM 87582
USA
1 505-852-2820

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.