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Doña Paula

Doña Paula
2017 Los Cardos, Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13.99

Doña Paula
2017 Los Cardos, Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5%
Deep purple color. Earthy aromas and flavors of berry yogurt, herb and spice blend, melted chocolate, and pressed flowers with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, relaxed finish with notes of craisin and tangerine, marinated beets, and pecans with earthy, dusty tannins and light oak flavor. A nice crunchy, lightly floral malbec that will works well with spicy meats.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, New World, Oaky, Quaffable & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: berry yogurt, herb and spice blend, melted chocolate, and pressed flowers
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of craisin and tangerine, marinated beets, and pecans
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Teriyaki, Short Ribs With Mushrooms, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice crunchy, lightly floral malbec that will works well with spicy meats.

The Producer or Importer

Trinchero Family Estates

The Producer or  Importer
100 St. Helena Hwy South
St. Helena, CA 94574
USA
1 800-967-4663

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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.