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

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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Sur De Los Andes Malbec Cabernet Premium 2010 Product #29210 (In Stock)
Sur De Los Andes Malbec Cabernet Premium 2010 Sur De Los Andes Malbec Cabernet Premium 2010

This was supposed to be a $24 “Premium” red, and we certainly found enough in the bottle and the enthusiastic critical reviews to support that price. Like most of our Mendoza favorites, it’s a blend of Malbec (for lush, opulent, fruit) and Cabernet Sauvignon (for structure and class).  Sustainable farming - no herbicides or fertilizers, natural spring water irrigation - hand harvesting, double sorting on vibrating tables, and up to a year in French oak (20% new), and a little extra time in bottle before release all sound like a recipe for great wine and big prices.

No idea why the price dropped to this level, but it’s a flat-out steal.  It’s a  blockbuster steakhouse Malbec/Cabernet blend that’s loaded with black fruit, licorice, and spice over firm, dusty, tannins.  Anyone who wants a serious steak wine for a not very serious price would do way to snap up some of this before everyone else catches on and the price pops back up to where it’s supposed to be.

“Intense mineral and berry aromas show class and touches of mint and resiny wood. This feels crisp, electric and drawing, while flavors of graphite, mint, raw oak, vanilla, plum and raspberry run onto a lightly herbal, medium-length finish. Drink this tightly wound, fresh young blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot now through 2020.”Wine Enthusiast 91 points

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Gouguenheim Malbec 2014 Product #29564 (In Stock)
Gouguenheim Malbec 2014 Gouguenheim Malbec 2014

A ripe, meaty, Malbec that will work at table or on its 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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Zorzal Terroir Unico Malbec Tupungato 2014 Product #29673 (In Stock)
Zorzal Terroir Unico Malbec Tupungato 2014 Zorzal Terroir Unico Malbec Tupungato 2014

Following hard on the 93 and 92 point Wine Advocate ratings for the past two vintages, this juicy, un-oaked, Malbec is better than ever in 2014.  Loads of ripe black cherry and raspberry fruit with accents of fresh flowers, baking spice, and damp earth.  One notch richer and more smooth than the 2013, this makes for great solo sipping and sings with robust foods (even pizza!).

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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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La Posta Malbec Mendoza Pizzella 2013 Product #29723 (In Stock)
La Posta Malbec Mendoza Pizzella  2013 La Posta Malbec Mendoza Pizzella  2013

As Steve Tanzer says, "A terrific value" in big, rich, full-throttle Malbec.

"The nose combines a port-like black cherry note with scents of violet and bitter chocolate. Despite an initial suggestion of stewed black fruits, the very ripe palate is spicy, juicy and vibrant, showing very good density and concentration as well as a light touch. The most concentrated and structured of these single-vineyard Malbec bottlings, with the flavors of spicy red and black fruits carrying well on the back end. A terrific value."  Steve Tanzer 90 points

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Mendoza Vineyards MV Malbec Gran Reserva 2011 Product #29371 (In Stock)
Mendoza Vineyards MV Malbec Gran Reserva 2011 Mendoza Vineyards MV Malbec Gran Reserva 2011

Everything about this wine is “super-premium” – except the price!  Made to sell for $60 in the US, a change in distribution created this amazing opportunity to enjoy top-shelf luxury at a very nice, everyday, price.

“I was very impressed with this set of wines produced by a company that owns no vineyards, but sources grapes from selected locations in Mendoza. The 2011 Malbec Grand Reserve, aged for 20 months in new Nadalie barrels, smells of leather, forest floor, dill and paprika over a core of cherries in liqueur not unlike some traditional Riojas (from Spain, not from Argentina). The palate is medium-bodied, with some grippy tannins, good acidity and length. This wine calls for food. Drink 2014-2018.” Wine Advocate 92 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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Felino Vina Cobos (Paul Hobbs) Malbec 2013 Product #29692 (In Stock)
Felino Vina Cobos (Paul Hobbs) Malbec 2013 Felino Vina Cobos (Paul Hobbs) Malbec 2013

"Bright, dark red. Maraschino cherry and blackberry on the high-pitched nose, further lifted by a floral note. Tight and juicy on the palate, currently less pliant than the 2013 Felino Cabernet. Shows a restrained sweetness to its flavors of black cherry, chocolate and menthol. More tannic as well, but neither dry nor tart on the finish."  Vinous 88 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)
Bramare Malbec Lujan De Cuyo 2012 Bramare Malbec Lujan De Cuyo 2012

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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