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Clovis Point

Clovis Point
2020 Malbec, North Fork Of Long Island

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45

Clovis Point
2020 Malbec, North Fork Of Long Island

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of dried berries, toasted nuts, and brown spices with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a polished, medium-length finish displaying notes of berry compote and pencil shavings with chewy, woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A savory and evenly balanced Malbec that will be versatile.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, New World & Savory
Aroma Aroma: dried berries, toasted nuts, and brown spices
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of berry compote and pencil shavings
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Lamb Curry, Gnocchi Bolognese, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory and evenly balanced Malbec that will be versatile.

The Producer

Clovis Point

The Producer
1935 Main Rd
Jamesport, NY 11947
USA
1 631-722-4222

Their Portfolio

88 Clovis Point 2016 Artifact Dessert Wine, North Fork Of Long Island 18% (USA) $45.00.
91 Clovis Point 2016 Sparkling Brut, Cabernet Franc, North Fork Of Long Island 12% (USA) $47.00.
93 Clovis Point 2019 Black Label, Chardonnay, North Fork Of Long Island 13.2% (USA) $28.00.
88 Clovis Point 2019 Malbec, North Fork Of Long Island 13% (USA) $43.00.
92 Clovis Point 2019 Petit Verdot, North Fork Of Long Island 13.9% (USA) $45.00.
87 Clovis Point 2019 Archeology Red Blend, North Fork Of Long Island 13.8% (USA) $65.00.
88 Clovis Point 2019 Vintner’s Select, Merlot, North Fork Of Long Island 13.8% (USA) $49.00.
88 Clovis Point 2019 Cabernet Franc, North Fork Of Long Island 13.5% (USA) $45.00.
93 Clovis Point 2019 Petit Verdot, North Fork Of Long Island 13.9% (USA) $75.00.
89 Clovis Point 2019 Archeology Red Blend, North Fork Of Long Island 13.8% (USA) $65.00.
90 Clovis Point 2019 Cabernet Franc, North Fork Of Long Island 13.5% (USA) $45.00.
92 Clovis Point 2019 Vintners Select, North Fork Of Long Island 13.8% (USA) $49.00.
91 Clovis Point 2020 Malbec, North Fork Of Long Island 13% (USA) $45.00.
88 Clovis Point 2022 Rosé, North Fork Of Long Island 12% (USA) $22.00.
92 Clovis Point 2022 Sauvignon Blanc, North Fork Of Long Island 12.5% (USA) $29.00.
89 Clovis Point 2022 Black Label Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, North Fork Of Long Island 12.8% (USA) $38.00.
89 Clovis Point 2022 White, Merlot, North Fork Of Long Island 12.4% (USA) $32.00.

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