Nose of purple fruit and herb. Entry is purple bramble. Not jammy in any way. Good sharp acidity on the front. Goes to more of a underripe fig on the middle. Finish has some stiff oak astringency. I think it will take a few years to integrate. Still thinking this one is a couple of years away from the top of the hill so hold this one if you have it. If I were to do this differently, I would probably have decanted for 2 hours before serving. — 4 days ago
Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.
Strong nose of black plums, blackberries, black currants, black cherries, earth, spices, vanilla, wood, vegetables, peppercorn, earth, tobacco, chocolates and pencil lead.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, light barnyard, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.
Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a nice Malbec from Happy Canyon in California. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel.
A good everyday wine, with nice balance and a tangy finish.
Good by itself or with food. Better after sometime in a decanter. I let it open up for 2.5 hours.
I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.
A blend of 80% Malbec and 20% Petit Verdot. Aged for 10 months in French and American oak barrels (10% new).
14% alcohol by volume.
$40. — 23 days ago
Drinking the 2013 in 2019. Great warm weather red. Deep dark garnet color. This wine has Susan Anton legs, long legs that go on forever. Strong aroma of dark ripe plums and cherry. Also, a light ash scent with hints of olive and oak. Complex flavors, that start slightly tart with light tannins and lightly salty. Full flavored, that stays with you for som time after finishing. A very nice wine! — 13 days ago
Vintage 2009 / Wednesday Meatballsday (6) / Ten years old Cahors from Malbec, special cuvee ripened in new wood, a very rich smell with vannilla of course but also chocolate and some cherries. Powerfull taste, still enormous potential, smooth taste. I love it. / Paired with Polpettine, Italian meatballs from calf and pig in a simple tasty tomatosauce. — 2 days ago
Yes, Charles Smith and his team also produces a really great Malbec. Pronounced blue and black fruits, hint of graphite, violets, cocoa and tar. Touch of vanilla on the long and slightly tart finish. This wine exhibits a nice freshness. Medium body and tannins with balanced acidity. Softens beautifully as it opens up. — 18 days ago
Pretty good. Not my favorite Malbec but not bad. It’s got nice red fruit and mineral notes. It’d go great with a char-grilled chicken breast. Overall, pretty solid wine that I would probably try again. — 3 days ago
This juicy essence of Malbec boasts terrific violet lift to its pristine aromas and flavors of blackberry and spices. Fine-grained, sharply delineated and intense, this weightless Malbec, made entirely without oak, finishes savory and persistent. An energetic fruit bomb with great gulpability. $15.00 (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, September 2019) — 17 days ago
Need to let it breathe in a decanter for at least 30min before consuming. Well worth the wait. One of my favorites. — 20 hours ago