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The textbook definition of Malbec. Bright ruby red in color, this wine is fresh and floral, featuring blackberry, raspberry, and violets on the nose and palate. The wine is dense and thick with a noticeable minerality, silky tannins mark a lengthy finish. Low yields, careful vineyard management, and low intervention winemaking are the hallmark of this and all other Achaval-Ferrer wines.
Dense violet and plum. Dark berries, cherry and cocoa on the nose. Excellent structure with fruit notes of cherry and cassis; medium-bodied with balanced, persistent tannins.
Pairs well with fish, white meats and red meats.
Mixture of violets, red and black fruit, plums and a hint of olives and a spicy touch, showing a pleasant herbal twist. Perfumed with slate, stone and dark fruit aromas. Blackberries. Full body, bright fruit. Light of dried citrus fruit underneath.
The Rivadeniera family has always enjoyed drinking quality rosés at home. Recently, the winemakers have created their own magical rosé made from Malbec and Petit Verdot.
The 2017 Calcu Rosé presents a pale pink color with some violet hints. The nose reveals a very expressive wine with tropical fruit notes like mango and also a delicate oral background. On the palate, it is fresh and juicy, with a great balance between power and elegance. The finish is very clean and persistent
It is a versatile wine that pairs equally well with goat cheese, seafood, grilled chicken and delicately seasoned Asian dishes. Rosés are best enjoyed young, and South American Rosés are the freshest on the market.
Blend: 90% Malbec, 10% Petit Verdot
The Catena Malbec Appellation La Consulta shows a dark violet color with deep purple tones. The nose offers aromas like red fruit and ripe, concentrated dark berries with fresh herbs and floral notes like lavender and violets, some traces of vanilla and tobacco. The mouthfeel is rich, with raspberries and blueberries, spices notes and a touch of mocha. The finish presents soft and well-structured tannins with bright, crisp acidity that gives the wine exceptional length.
The Catena Malbec presents a deep violet color with purple reflections. This microclimate blend of four unique vineyards offers intense aroma, soft texture and concentrated flavor. Deep aromas of ripe red and dark fruits are joined by delicate violet and lavender notes, with traces of vanilla and mocha. A rich, concentrated mouthfeel is highlighted by flavors of blueberries and blackberries with a touch of leather and cinnamon. The wine has well-integrated tannins, bright acidity and a flinty minerality that provides exceptional length to the finish.
Pair with roast turkey, grilled steak, salmon, and pasta with red sauce.
The aromas are lively and vibrant, with layers of red fruit, rum raison, cola, vanilla and cedar. On the palate, mouth coating tannins are nicely integrated into a rich, full body that offers inviting flavors of ripe berry, spiced chocolate and toasted oak. Throughout, the interplay between the five Bordeaux varieties creates a lovely underlying complexity that carries through to a lingering finish.
Tasting Notes: A bold and structured, fruit-driven red.
Food Pairing: Bison, braised pork shoulder, and sharp cheeses.
Named after the 15th century owner of this estate, the wine comes from a selection of the best parcels. With impressive tannins, a dense structure and rich bold black fruits, this is a powerful wine. It is full of ripe fruit with a mineral texture and has a good future. Very dark color with carmine highlights and a wonderfully complex and powerful bouquet of morello cherry, black currant, and spices. The freshness and fruitiness on the nose carry over to the palate, which has a long, silky finish. Pair with a roasted meat, like a T-bone steak. It also goes well with strong French cheese and dark chocolate.
In 1972, when David Stare opened the doors to Dry Creek Vineyard, it was the first new winery to be built in the Valley since Prohibition. Dry Creek created the first Sonoma Fume Blanc, originated the Dry Creek Valley AVA, and was an early advocate for Bordeaux-style blending. Today, Dry Creek Vineyard is committed to vineyard diversity, vinifying individual lots of fruit separately, and then blending carefully for each final cuvee.
The grapes for this delicious Bordeaux-inspired blend come from several estate and hillside vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley. At first swirl, the wine displays aromas of blueberry, vanilla and cherries. Several more minutes reveal hints of clove, cinnamon, black licorice and mocha characters. The palate has dark berry flavors along with cedar sweetness and cassis. There's a good balance between juicy dark fruit and oak structure. The tannins are soft and supple with a very round and slightly oily texture. It finishes with black pepper, boysenberry and a hint of barrel spice. Good acidity will help this wine to age beautifully for years to come, plus makes it a great food wine.
"Silky and bright with fresh black raspberry and plum; tangy, juicy and balanced."- Tasting Panel
Vibrant black currant, cedar and vanilla hit your tongue, as you're warmed by the comforts of mint and eucalyptus. A strong finish wraps you in a fond embrace.
Blend: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 3% Tempranillo, 2% Petit Verdot
The fruit for the 2014 Ghost Block Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the family-owned Rock Cairn vineyard. The 30-year-old vineyard in Oakville, Napa Valley is 100% Certified Organic. This site is comprised of deep, gravelly loam with a western exposure, and the vines produce very concentrated fruit late in the season.
Intense, overt aromas of bright raspberry and hints of cassis and mint jump out of the glass. The wine is classic Napa Cabernet on the palate with enticing flavors of red fruits and dark mocha; lengthened by the integrated floral notes of violets and rose petals. These silky tannins make this wine very approachable and ready to drink upon release.
Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot
Intense aromas of cassis, black currants, blackberries and ripe cherries with a lovely floral note. The palate is rich and seductive, with concentrated flavors of blackberries and cassis interwoven seamlessly with fine tannins from new French oak barrels. Its masculine structure is harnessed by a beautiful balance of acidity and dark fruits with a long, cassis-laced finish. A highly collectible vintage to be enjoyed now or cellared through 2032.
The 2013 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon’s dark fruits, rich palate and fine tannin structure make it a versatile companion at the dinner table. Though a natural pairing for a flavorful steak, such as ribeye or filet mignon, this wine’s balance of fruit, tannin and acidity beautifully complement grilled or roasted dishes, such as herb-crusted lamb, pork belly or rosemary chicken. Its dark fruit flavors will also stand up to aged cheddar cheese and richer meals, such as veal tenderloin with a wine sauce, mushroom risotto or duck confit. Recommended to decant for 45 to 60 minutes to elevate aromas and flavors.
Blend: 75.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15.5% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot; 1.5% Malbec; 0.5% Cabernet Franc
Color: An opaque young claret color
Bouquet: Gasparini’s Rosso della Casa opens with Medoc-like aromas of cassis, tobacco and herbs.
Flavor: Rich and sumptuous on the palate, the Rosso balances tangy acidity and fine, food-friendly tannins with a dense core of black cherry, plum and black currant fruit. Delicious notes of licorice, pipe tobacco and dark chocolate emerge on the wine’s long finish alongside complex hints of herbs and earthy mushrooms.
Food Pairings: The its lack of obvious oak influence makes the wine especially suitable for hearty braises, roasts and grilled meats. Vegetarians will enjoy it with rich casseroles featuring eggplant and chard.
Marietta's husband, Arme, lived, worked and fished throughout Alexander Valley, the Yorkville Highlands and the McDowell Valley. From Marietta's vineyards in those same valleys, the winemakers combine the best of what these sites offer to create a unique Cabernet Sauvignon. This approachable but incredibly serious wine is representative of excellent site selection and innovative winemaking.
"Composed of 86% Cabernet, 7% Malbec, 5% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot and aged for 20 months in neutral barrels, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Arme has a deep garnet-purple color and is scented of cassis, baked blackberries and black pepper with hints of earth, pencil shavings, mocha. Full-bodied, muscular and concentrated in the mouth, it has firm, chewy tannins and a spicy finish."- Wine Advocate
Aromas of dense black currant, black peppercorn, and cardamom are intricately woven. Notes of molasses and flint lend a very deep and complex aroma to this wine. Hints of bay leaf and honey linger in the glass. Bursting palate, with big mouthfeel and structure stuffed with dark cherry and plum. Hazelnut, and anise with hints of sage all lend to the richness and layered complexity of this wine. Big in stature, yet still supple. A powerful wine with grace and restraint, it finishes long with black currant and savory notes.
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot
The deep ruby-hue of this well known red blend is full of beautiful aromatics. Notes of dark cherry, plum, blackberry and spice become complex on the palate with hints of rich vanilla essence, tobacco, toasted nuts and pepper. Gripping tannins and a robust mouthfeel are nicely balanced with lingering acidity. This wine has the ability to shine for over a decade, so stock up now on this incredible Washington vintage and enjoy it for 12+ years.
This Malbec is an intense, concentrated and bright purple. On the nose, it is complex, showing varietal notes of ripe fruits (figs and prunes), jam and raisins. Sweet tannins greet the palate, balanced by acidity. The wine's finish is lingering and complex.
Vibrant, complex aromas of ripe red and black fruit, lavender, and herbs fill the glass followed by pure, energetic flavors of dried cherry, blackberry, strawberry, licorice, and cocoa all pulled together with wet slate minerality, clean acidity, and the ripe, seamless tannins that are the hallmarks of this vintage.
56% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec