Full Review

Proverbial

Proverbial
2016 Malbec, Alexander Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$17

Proverbial
2016 Malbec, Alexander Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of dark berry tart, caramel green apple, chocolate coconut bar, and cedar with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a breezy finish with overtones of cedar pencil shavings and blood orange with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A bright, table-friendly malbec that will complement a rich meaty meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World & Savory
Aroma Aroma: dark berry tart, caramel green apple, chocolate coconut bar, and cedar
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of cedar pencil shavings and blood orange
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Braised Oxtail Ravioli, Lamb Curry, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright, table-friendly malbec that will complement at rich meaty meal.

The Producer

Americava Wines

The Producer
178 Valencia Way
Windsor, CA 95492
USA
1 707-837-5284

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.