Bodega Norton

Reserva Mendoza Malbec

8.81505 ratings
8.729 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec
Tomato-Based, Beef, Potato, Venison, White Rice, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Pasta, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Randy Fuller

This wine pitch-dark and carries dark aromas on its nose. Blackberry and black currant are predominant, with smoke and a rack full of holiday spices completing the scene. On the palate, rich bold fruit comes forward on a wave of pepper and minerals. The acidity is bright and the tannins are perfect, enough for a meat feast but not too much for sipping. The savory aspect lingers long on the finish. It drinks like a youthful wine that is beginning to take the character of its few years.

This wine pitch-dark and carries dark aromas on its nose. Blackberry and black currant are predominant, with smoke and a rack full of holiday spices completing the scene. On the palate, rich bold fruit comes forward on a wave of pepper and minerals. The acidity is bright and the tannins are perfect, enough for a meat feast but not too much for sipping. The savory aspect lingers long on the finish. It drinks like a youthful wine that is beginning to take the character of its few years.

Dec 14th, 2017
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

8.3

Solid Costco $8! No guilt wine. But not a Kimi wine.

Solid Costco $8! No guilt wine. But not a Kimi wine.

12 people found it helpfulAug 16th, 2014
Nagib Nasr

Very good mid-week wine from costco.

Very good mid-week wine from costco.

8 people found it helpfulDec 17th, 2014
Kyle Altomare

Cellar Master at Clos Pegase Winery

9.2

Seriously good wine for the price. Great earth tones shine under a core of dark fruit. Minerality and tannins linger for a good amount of time on the finish.

Seriously good wine for the price. Great earth tones shine under a core of dark fruit. Minerality and tannins linger for a good amount of time on the finish.

7 people found it helpfulJan 8th, 2014
Scott Kirkpatrick

It's not amazing, but not a bad Monday night wine when you're stuck at your parent's house in Michigan.

It's not amazing, but not a bad Monday night wine when you're stuck at your parent's house in Michigan.

7 people found it helpfulDec 23rd, 2013
Gerald Baldwin

Great bargain at Costco. Very good value

Great bargain at Costco. Very good value

4 people found it helpfulNov 19th, 2014
Seba Stian

Agree with community- good, budget Malbec. Even wrong temperature (too warm) does not harm drinking pleasure. Spices, leather, lot of dark forrest fruits and of course inky color, in mouth it's very juicy, fruit forwarded, medium body to me, tannins like dark chocolate astringent the mouth, ends up with long lingering finish. Good inexpensive Malbec - worth to try.

Agree with community- good, budget Malbec. Even wrong temperature (too warm) does not harm drinking pleasure. Spices, leather, lot of dark forrest fruits and of course inky color, in mouth it's very juicy, fruit forwarded, medium body to me, tannins like dark chocolate astringent the mouth, ends up with long lingering finish. Good inexpensive Malbec - worth to try.

2 people found it helpfulJul 27th, 2015
Frank Kuo

Color of dark hazy purple with slightly brownish note on the rim. Ample nose of black cherry, plum, berries, a bit milk chocolate, and a bit spice like anise. Taste of vanilla, ripe dark fruit, oaky, cherry jam, grassy tobacco leaf, a bit herby, cocoa, and a bit unpolished sweetness and watery. Aftertaste of herby note, anise, black tea, bittersweet zest. I feel the wine is easy to drink with great price. Drink it now.

Color of dark hazy purple with slightly brownish note on the rim. Ample nose of black cherry, plum, berries, a bit milk chocolate, and a bit spice like anise. Taste of vanilla, ripe dark fruit, oaky, cherry jam, grassy tobacco leaf, a bit herby, cocoa, and a bit unpolished sweetness and watery. Aftertaste of herby note, anise, black tea, bittersweet zest. I feel the wine is easy to drink with great price. Drink it now.

1 person found it helpfulOct 29th, 2016
Kim Van Schoick

Full bodied, dark red wine. Hints of dark fruits with the slight oak finish. Has a perfect balance of tart vs. sweet. You can almost taste the warmth. A hug in a glass!

Full bodied, dark red wine. Hints of dark fruits with the slight oak finish. Has a perfect balance of tart vs. sweet. You can almost taste the warmth. A hug in a glass!

1 person found it helpfulAug 7th, 2016
Marcelo

Great wine with a great price!

Great wine with a great price!

1 person found it helpfulMay 8th, 2016