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Val De Salis Malbec Pays d'Oc 2013 Product #29266 (In Stock)

Malbec surged to international fame on the strength of the darkly fruited, ripe, and lush examples grown in Argentina’s Mendoza vineyards.  But, before that, it was the basis of one of the most famous wines of late medieval Europe, the intense, earthy, bitingly tannic “black wines” of Cahors in the Southwest of France. The 2012 Val De Salis Malbec from vineyards near the French walled city of  Carcassonne sort of splits the difference in these two styles to deliver a big mouthful of juicy, complex, fruity fun.

You’ll find plenty of New World fruit here, with generous dollops of red plum, raspberry and tangy pie cherry in the aromas and on the palate.  And, you’ll also notice the Old World notes of fresh leather, licorice root, and the notes of lavender, thyme, and black olive the French call garrigue.  On the finish, the New/Old World influence merge to deliver lingering red fruit, licorice, and lavender flavors, bright acidity, and just the right dose of dusty tannin.  What you won’t find is any oak to get in the way of the pure, clean, and refreshing flavors.  Structured enough to sing with burgers, pizza, grilled chicken or most any everyday food, but soft and generous enough to just sip at a party.  And, a steal at this price!

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Gouguenheim Malbec 2013 Product #28021 (In Stock)
Gouguenheim Malbec 2013 Gouguenheim Malbec 2013

A ripe, meaty, Malbec that will work at table or on it's own.  100% Malbec pleasure with almost no wood influence. Pretty aromas of black berries, spice, lavender and red licorice lead to smooth, rich, flavors of blackberry and blueberry and a lash of coffee and smoky spice.  An easy drinker that has more meaty heft going on than you'd expect for the price.  Bet this would sing with steak rubbed with coffee and ancho chile!

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Bodegas Monteviejo Malbec Festivo 2012 Product #28581 (In Stock)
Bodegas Monteviejo Malbec Festivo 2012 Bodegas Monteviejo Malbec Festivo 2012

A lot more serious fun than most Malbec in this price range, it's soft enough to sip and deep enough to love rich food.  This vintage is a bit darker and jammier than the last, but it still finishes clean thanks to the firm structure.  No oak, but plenty of spice and fine-grained tannin.

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Zorzal Terroir Unico Malbec Tupungato 2013 Product #29129 (In Stock)
Zorzal Terroir Unico Malbec Tupungato 2013 Zorzal Terroir Unico Malbec Tupungato 2013

The big Wine Advocate rating may understate the quality of this remarkable, fresh, Malbec.  No oak, but loads of flavor - fruit, mineral, spice - and a wonderfully creamy texture.  A great choice for after work sipping and to enjoy with a huge range of foods – everything from burgers to Indian food can work here! 

"Zorzal is a young winery, created in 2008 with the objective of showing the terroir of Gualtallary, Tupungato in the Uco Valley, where the vineyards are located at 1,350 meters altitude and the soils are alluvial with granite and calcium carbonate. The 2013 Terroir Unico Malbec is unoaked and sourced from a special vineyard close to the winery, planted in poor soil. The code name they use internally to identify the wine is “chalk.” It does have a strong sense of minerality and the pure character of the Malbec, with fresh floral notes (violets), pungent aromatic herbs (lavender), and a spicy twist. The palate is very fluid, with tension. This is pure Malbec juice such that I had not experienced before. Unbelivable quality for the price! Drink 2014-2018."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Finca Decero Malbec Remolinos Mendoza 2012 Product #29199 (In Stock)
Finca Decero Malbec Remolinos Mendoza 2012 Finca Decero Malbec Remolinos Mendoza 2012

An outstanding value for such a well-made single-vineyard Malbec.  This delivers the luxurious texture often found in Paul Hobbs' wines (he trained Decero's winemaker) but with more savory, meaty, notes to go with the blackberry and cherry fruit and dusting of bitter chocolate.  Complex and really attractive, especially with something roasted or grilled.

"Pure aromas of blackberry, licorice, bitter chocolate and violet. Juicy, concentrated and refined, showing a restrained sweetness and good medicinal reserve to the flavors of darkest berries, mocha and bitter chocolate. Finishes smooth and persistent, with a serious dusting of fine-grained tannins and lingering dark berry and licorice notes."International Wine Cellar 90 points

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Clos Siguier Cahors 2011 Product #29262 (In Stock)
Clos Siguier Cahors 2011 Clos Siguier Cahors 2011

Lots of classic Cahors' character here with just enough modern winemaking to make it accessible now.  A blend of 90% Malbec and 10% Tannat from 60 year-old vines that's fermented in tank and allowed to rest and soften in old casks.  Dark, tangy, and honest with sour cherry fruit, crushed herb, and loads of minerality.  Not Mendoza fruity, but not the impenetrable "black wine" that made Cahors famous in the 1300s. Firm on the finish and perfect for stew or roasts.

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Bodegas Monteviejo Lindaflor Petite Fleur 2010 Product #28201 (In Stock)
Bodegas Monteviejo Lindaflor Petite Fleur 2010 Bodegas Monteviejo Lindaflor Petite Fleur 2010

A serious, dark, Malbec blend with notes of chocolate and superb concentration.  Needs air and big meant now.  This is great value.

"The 2010 Petite Fleur is a blend of 50% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah and 10% Merlot cropped at nine tons per acre. It has a ripe bouquet of creme de cassis, marmalade and blood orange that could be overbearing, but it is undeniably nicely controlled. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry. It has superb weight of fruit, while the finish is powerful yet elegant, with Asian spices, dark cherry and dried orange peel lingering on the aftertaste. Drink 2013-2018."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Angulo Innocenti Malbec La Consulta 2012 Product #28301 (In Stock)
Angulo Innocenti Malbec La Consulta 2012 Angulo Innocenti Malbec La Consulta 2012

A big Malbec that stays poised and focused, with half the wine raised in tank for freshness.

"The opaque purple-colored 2012 Malbec is a big (14.5% natural alcohol), 1,800-case cuvee that spent time in both neutral tanks (50%) and oak (50%). It reveals some spicy oak notes along with a big, sweet kiss of blackberry and black raspberry fruit as well as hints of camphor and white flowers. The complex aromatics are followed by a medium to full-bodied, lush, opulent Malbec to enjoy over the next 4-5 years, perhaps longer."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Catena Malbec Mendoza 2012 Product #29157 (In Stock)
Catena Malbec Mendoza 2012 Catena Malbec Mendoza 2012

Argentina's most reliable Malbec has been delicious for so many years in a row that it's all too easy to pass over.  Don't - it's excellent!

"An intense red, showing concentrated flavors of dark plum, kirsch, dried beef and baker's chocolate flanked by notes of tobacco leaf and ginger. The powerful finish is filled with sanguine details. Drink now through 2020."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Mendel Malbec Mendoza 2012 Product #28674 (In Stock)
Mendel Malbec Mendoza 2012 Mendel Malbec Mendoza 2012

This could just be the best vintage ever of this long-time favorite of fans of lush, rich, nicely oaked, Malbec.  Powerful and great with steak!

"Wonderful nose of dark fruits, dark chocolate, spices and hints of graphite. Love the subtle aromas. Full body, with extremely integrated tannins. Wonderful length and refinement. About one-third new wood. Fabulous. Drink or hold."  JamesSuckling.com 94 points

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Bramare Malbec Lujan De Cuyo 2012 Product #29275 (In Stock)

A powerful wine from one of the best growing regions in Mendoza.  California's Paul Hobbs has made this one of Argentina's very best estates in part by limiting new oak (under 40%) to let fruit flavors shine through.

"Lots of chocolate, walnut, and berry aromas with hints of toasted oak. Full body, with firm tannins and a juicy. Dark chocolate powder. Drink now."  James Suckling 94 points

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Catena Malbec Alta 2011 Product #29274 (In Stock)
Catena Malbec Alta 2011 Catena Malbec Alta 2011

Another great vintage for this benchmark Malbec, now called "Historic Rows" in recognition of the old vine plantings within Catena's high-elevation Mendoza vineyards.

"This shows a silky and beautiful wine with plum, spice, salt and sliced meat. Full body, with wonderful fruit and spicy, meat and berry character. A little jammy but I like it a lot. Drink or hold."  James Suckling 93 points

"Meaty, minty scents accent core cassis, jammy blackberry and oaky aromas. In the mouth, this benchmark Argentinean Malbec is tight and structured, with no flab or excess weight. An exotic mix of blueberry, cassis and Middle East spices finish long, with oak-driven lemony snap. Drink through 2020."Wine Enthusiast 91 points

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