Schroeder Estate

Family Vineyards Patagonia Malbec 2017

Here’s your argument for cellaring value-priced new world reds in #magnum bottles. Got this from #wsjwineclub fairly recently after release and put it in the bottom of my wine fridge and forgot about it. This weekend a family get-together gave an opportunity to open this #patagonia #malbec. After sitting a while and later in the weekend it started to really stretch out. Plush blackberry, plum, spiced vanilla nose. Lip-smacking acidity on the palate is balanced by lush fruit, sweet vanilla, some coffee notes and peppery spice on the finish with supple tannins rounding things out. Bonus - cool tartrate crystals on the bottom of the cork. — 12 days ago

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Bodega Catena Zapata

La Consulta Malbec 2018


Deep ruby color. Pronounced aromas of violets and lilies, fresh black fruit (blueberries, blackberries and black cherries) and hints of vainilla and cedar. On the palate it is juicy and fresh with medium acidity, medium(+) fine grained ripe tannin and medium(+) body. The finish is medium(+) and slightly sweet of ripe delicious fruit. The taster for Robert Parker only gave it 90+ but I believe that he is diverging further and further away from what the wine collector and wine consumer really enjoy and is scoring very subjectively based on his own personal preference for Burgundy and Jura wines. In the context of new world wines and Argentina and Malbec, I find this wine fresh and perfectly ripe and with a controlled oak presence and a very solid effort to transmit the terroir of the La Consulta sub-region. #catena #catenazapata #argentina #malbec #mountainwine — 4 months ago

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Valle de Uco Malbec 2017

A very by the book #malbec. Kinda pricey. I was expecting more. Very balanced in the smell and after taste, but nothing over the well done basics for a malbec. — 6 months ago

Bodega Catena Zapata

Alamos Uco Valley Malbec 2019

Upon uncorking, this #ucovalley #malbec was a bit profligate with the toasted oak. A few days in the wine fridge and more enjoyable details emerge - dark bramble fruit, stewed plum, faint forest floor; taste impression is of delicious tartness up front, soft peppery notes and feathery tannins on a long finish. I’m particular about Argentinian Malbecs but this one is reasonably complex and refined. — 16 days ago

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Luca Wines

Uco Valley Old Vine Malbec 2017

Refined #ucovalley #malbec - Somewhat restrained dark fruit aromas backed by leather and earthy notes. Balanced fruit and acid channel into velvety tannins - this set off well with short rib ravioli. — 4 months ago

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Ravenswood Winery

Pickberry Single Vineyard Sonoma Mountain Red Merlot Blend 2013


#bordeauxblend that is comparably better than some of the Aussie blends I’ve been tasting lately. “Calentito”as we say in Spain which means you can feel the alcohol like a dragon in your lungs. #ravenswood #merlot #malbec #cabernetsauvignon (how annoying is the misspelled hashtag in @Delectable Wine of #cabernetsaugvinon) it’s the worst! And a pinch of #petitverdot #ravenswood — 6 months ago

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Intrinsic Wine Co.

Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc - Malbec Blend 2018

Well balanced but unapologetically fruit forward #columbiavalley #cabernetfranc #malbec blend. Broad dark fruit and a touch of peppery spice nose. Rich cassis liqueur mouthfeel and taste set against a juicy acidic frame and more peppery notes on the finish. Paired nicely with basic delivery pizza. — a month ago

Matias Riccitelli

Whole Bunch Fermentation Aged in Concrete Vats Uco Valley Malbec 2018


The smell of old books blew off with time in the glass. Cherries on the nose after that. Tart cherries on the palate after some time in the glass. 8.7 out of 10.
— 3 months ago

El Enemigo

Mendoza Malbec 2017


Lovely. Blueberries, blackberries, hickory, maple, bacon fat, hints of chocolate. Maintains a balanced acidity and fine granular tannins. I love it. Much better than many Napa Cabernets which cost 2x or 3x the price. #malbec #mendoza #argentina — 5 months ago

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