Full Review

Ledson

Ledson
2014 Malbec, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$48

Ledson
2014 Malbec, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: <1%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of huckleberry, chocolate coated toffee, and pomegranate with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish revealing accents of tobacco and allspice with dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A simple but well-balanced Malbec with great versatility.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky
Aroma Aroma: huckleberry, chocolate coated toffee, and pomegranate
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of tobacco and allspice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A simple but well-balanced Malbec with great versatility.

The Producer

Ledson Winery & Vineyard

The Producer
PO Box 653
Kenwood, CA 95452
USA
1 707-537-3810

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.