Eighty Four Wines

Napa Valley Malbec 2014

Dark purple with light violet accents and a wide brim. An exciting and slightly exotic nose of wild blueberries, lavender, beautifully subtle herbs, and moist soil. No, this isn’t Cahors, nor is it Argentina. This is pure Napa and it wears that as a badge of honor. So silky smooth, with softer tannins and medium acidity, this isn’t nearly as big as it could be. Showing really nice balance, this isn’t hedonistic at all. Restrained and refined are the words that come to mind. Despite that restraint, there is power here. On the palate, black cherries and fresh blueberries are dominant with garden herbs and smoked meat are secondary. Spice and vanilla on the medium long finish. All these guys do is make great stuff. — 15 days ago

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Finca Las Moras

Reserve Malbec 2018

Cor vibrante e bom corpo, o aroma é agradável e sutil, lembra frutas vermelhas, mas com o álcool levemente destacado. O sabor também é bem agradável, e nele também se destaca um pouco o álcool. Quase nenhuma adstringencia, com um bom rastro. Sente-se um leve toque amadeirado mas a sensação de frutas vermelhas maduras ainda se sobressai. Ficou ótimo com queijo. — 12 days ago

Belasco de Baquedano

Swinto Old Vine Malbec 2011

Very dark ruby. Notes of mocha, truffle, and dark red fruit. Well rounded taste with plenty of currant. — 2 days ago

Tamarelli Vineyards

Mendoza Malbec 2011

This 8 year old Argentinian Malbec is drinking very nicely now. Showing black fruits with earth, wood, spices, chocolates, tobacco, cola, graphite and peppercorn.

Big, bold, rich and extracted with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (1 hour).

Delicious and peaking now, so drink up.

Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

91 points.
— 17 days ago

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Château Ponzac

Maintenant Cahors Malbec 2012

Strawberries and raspberries, earthy, clay.
Fruity and earthy
Med. tannin
Soft finish.
Nice easy drinking wine Good pizza wine.
— 11 days ago

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Opi aka Rodolfo Sadler

The Magician Reserve Mendoza Malbec 2017

Blackberries, cherry, and coffee. Hint of vanilla. — 2 days ago


Valle de Uco Malbec 2016

It’s like a battle of the bands because this Malbec jams. Jammy, but not sweet, lingering encore. Get your backstage pass! — 6 days ago

Tamarelli Vineyards

Corte Mendoza Malbec Blend 2014

Deep purple in color with a short purplish /brick rim.

Fruity nose of black plums, black currants, blackberries, oak, vanilla, earth, licorice, spices, coffee, cola, pencil lead, peppercorn, leather, tobacco, wild flowers and herbs.

Full bodied, bold and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, spices, herbs, licorice, peppercorn, earth, dark chocolates and light vinaigrette.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Malbec Blend from Mendoza, Argentina. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Not so good right out of the bottle, so be patient, it is well worth it. Took a couple of hours to open up properly.

A great wine to sip on by the porch. This 5 year old is peaking now and it is lovely.

I paired it with cheeses nuts and crackers.

A blend of 70% Malbec, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 5% Syrah. Aged for 20 months in French oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— a day ago

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Vina Jorge Miralles Single Vineyard Malbec 2008

Dark purple color, almost black. Cassis and black fruits on the nose, chocolate, plum, raisins, some oak. Smooth tannins, medium acidity, ripe fruits, licorice, pepper, nicely integrated oak. Not particularly complex but well made wine. Improves considerably with air. — 21 days ago

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Bodega Santa Julia

Reserva Valle de Uco Malbec 2018

Quite dry, possibly good with pork or beef but wouldn't hold up to steak. Very nice to drink later on the evening. — 2 days ago