Full Review

Corner 103

Corner 103
2019 Malbec, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$50

Corner 103
2019 Malbec, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Indigo color. Aromas and flavors of candied strawberry, blueberry, and black plum, grilled apricot, new car leather, and dried sage with a round, crisp, dry medium-full body and a tingling, elegant, long finish displaying accents of bramble berry pie, 50% dark cocoa, dates, and leather with a suggestion of oak flavor. A vibrant and fruit forward expression of Malbec to pair with a roast or chocolate covered berries.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: candied strawberry, blueberry, and black plum, grilled apricot, new car leather, and dried sage
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of bramble berry pie, 50% dark cocoa, dates, and leather
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vibrant and fruit forward expression of Malbec to pair with a roast or chocolate covered berries.

The Producer

Corner 103

The Producer
103 W. Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-931-6141

Their Portfolio

89 Corner 103 2018 Pinot Noir, Carneros, Sonoma 14.7% (USA) $50.00.
91 Corner 103 2017 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 13.2% (USA) $40.00.
85 Corner 103 2018 Chardonnay, Carneros, Sonoma 13.8% (USA) $40.00.
88 Corner 103 2018 Marsanne Roussane, Sonoma Coast 13.8% (USA) $30.00.
BR Corner 103 2017 Corner Cuvée Red Blend, Sonoma County 14.6% (USA) $50.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Corner 103 2020 Grenache Blanc, Alexander Valley 14% (USA) $35.00.
87 Corner 103 2019 Chardonnay, Carneros, Sonoma 13.8% (USA) $40.00.
88 Corner 103 2017 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley 14.6% (USA) $55.00.
91 Corner 103 2020 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 13% (USA) $30.00.
89 Corner 103 2018 Corner Cuvée Red Blend, Sonoma County 14.8% (USA) $55.00.
93 Corner 103 2018 Inspiration Red Blend, Sonoma County 14.5% (USA) $75.00.
90 Corner 103 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley 15.4% (USA) $60.00.
95 Corner 103 2018 Petit Verdot, Alexander Valley 15% (USA) $60.00.
90 Corner 103 2019 Malbec, Sonoma County 14.5% (USA) $55.00.
91 Corner 103 2019 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Central Coast 15.3% (USA) $50.00.
92 Corner 103 2019 Syrah, Sonoma County 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
88 Corner 103 2019 Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley 15% (USA) $50.00.
91 Corner 103 2020 Chardonnay, Carneros, Sonoma 14.5% (USA) $45.00.
87 Corner 103 2019 Marsanne-Roussanne, Alexander Valley 14.3% (USA) $35.00.
92 Corner 103 2019 Malbec, Sonoma County 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
87 Corner 103 2021 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 13% (USA) $30.00.
89 Corner 103 2020 Pinot Noir, Carneros 14.3% (USA) $55.00.
89 Corner 103 2019 Corner Cuvée Red Blend, Sonoma County 15% (USA) $55.00.
90 Corner 103 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County 15.4% (USA) $65.00.

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.