Full Review

Frey

Frey
2019 Organic, Malbec, Mendocino County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18

Frey
2019 Organic, Malbec, Mendocino County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Garnet black color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of huckleberry jam, violet, farina, and herbs with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-long finish that shows accents of honeyed blackberries and graham cracker with light oak flavor. A juicy, likeable Malbec with nice layers of nuanced fruit, floral and spice flavors propelled by bright acidity and chewy tannins.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & New World
Aroma Aroma: huckleberry jam, violet, farina, and herbs
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of honeyed blackberries and graham cracker
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Brisket, BBQ Pork, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, likeable Malbec with nice layers of nuanced fruit, floral and spice flavors propelled by bright acidity and chewy tannins.

The Producer

Frey Vineyards Ltd.

The Producer
14000 Tomki Rd
Redwood Valley, CA 95470
USA
1 707-485-5177

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.