Costco rated well (esp for price) and I have to agree- smooth w/ great body& a tie with other fav Malbec @costco — 25 days ago
This is their Estate Malbec. I’ve ask Delectable to add it.
On the nose; ripe, bright fruit that has a slight sour note. Blackberries, black raspberries, blueberries with cherries & strawberries on the edge of the glass. Touch of pyrazines, black licorice, pepper, dark used coffee grounds, dark moist soil with crushed rocks, leather, woody presence with fresh dark flowers, dark lavender and some violets.
On the palate, the body is medium to full. Tannins are silty and sticky. The fruits are ripe and bright. Blackberries, black raspberries, blueberries with cherries & strawberries. Touch of pyrazines, black licorice, black raspberries cola, pepper, dark used coffee grounds, dark moist soil with crushed rocks, chewy leather, shows a fair amount of wood, fresh dark flowers, dark lavender and some violets. The acidity good and a decent finish.
Photos of, the Andes from their property. They have smog issues just like LA and Silicon Valley. The other half of their library cellar and the size of all their concrete tanks.
— 2 years ago
Light citrus aromas. Hint of oak, butter, pear, and grapefruit. Creamy texture and very flavorful. Good acidity. Some minerality to it, but very good! Quite enjoyable! — 4 years ago
S.M.O.O.T.H. Best malbec I have ever had. 5/9-2020 — 2 months ago
On the nose, shy dark fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, blackberries, some dark cherries, a little cherries and strawberries, pepper, coffee grounds, black licorice, soft leather, light baking spices, saddle-wood, light spice, underbrush and lavender & violets.
On the palate, the bottle not quite full. The tannins are a little beefier & sticky than the previous wines. Blackberries, black raspberries, blackberries, some dark cherries, a little cherries and strawberries, pepper, coffee grounds, black licorice, tough leather, lots of wood, light baking spices, light spice, underbrush, dark red florals lavender & violets. The acidity is very good and the ripe, well balanced finish is nice.
Photos of; our tasting bottles with the tasting bar in the background. Sophenia new oak barrel, part of the Andres that remains snow capped all year as seen from their property. — 2 years ago
Mineral nose and very well balanced. Tasty. — 4 years ago
Layne had this 4 months ago
Complex, maybe a touch heavy on the wood — a year ago
On the nose; fresh pineapple, honeysuckle, pear, lemon, lime, melon, grapefruit pith, yellow & white florals.
On the palate, the body is full, round & waxy. Ripe pineapple, pear without skin, lemon, lime, chalky volcanic minerals, saline, yellow & white florals. Big round acidity and a nicely polished finish.
Photos of, the view of the Andes from the property, part of the library cellar and their walls of very large concrete tanks. — 2 years ago
Gamey, slightly peppery, fruity, smooth light vanilla at the end. — 4 years ago