Cruz Alta

Grand Reserve Malbec

8.7176 ratings
8.32 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
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a purple rim.

Fruity on the nose with blueberries, sweet plums, sweet cherries, red candy, vanilla, spices, cinnamon, wet leaves, light earth, vegetables and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, cranberries, raspberries, wood, licorice, earth, spices, peppercorn, leather, tobacco and herbs.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tart raspberries.

This Argentinian Malbec is light and unbalanced. Drinkable and better with food. The nose is very attractive, but the palate is disappointing. Not very complex at all, with an aftertaste. Not my style.

Wine Enthusiasts 83 points.

Needs 90 minutes to open up and show some tannins.

Aged for 9 months in French (70%) and American oak barrels.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

80 points.

$15.

Dark ruby in color with a purple rim.

Fruity on the nose with blueberries, sweet plums, sweet cherries, red candy, vanilla, spices, cinnamon, wet leaves, light earth, vegetables and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, cranberries, raspberries, wood, licorice, earth, spices, peppercorn, leather, tobacco and herbs.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tart raspberries.

This Argentinian Malbec is light and unbalanced. Drinkable and better with food. The nose is very attractive, but the palate is disappointing. Not very complex at all, with an aftertaste. Not my style.

Wine Enthusiasts 83 points.

Needs 90 minutes to open up and show some tannins.

Aged for 9 months in French (70%) and American oak barrels.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

80 points.

$15.

Jun 26th, 2018
Max Madler

First ever wine review, so please forgive me. Aroma is black currant, blueberry jam, spice and a nice dose of alcohol. Taste is slight oak, new oak I imagine, with additional berry notes and finishes dry.

First ever wine review, so please forgive me. Aroma is black currant, blueberry jam, spice and a nice dose of alcohol. Taste is slight oak, new oak I imagine, with additional berry notes and finishes dry.

2 people found it helpfulOct 4th, 2017
Jorge Falcon

Pretty delicious, but not my cup of tea.

Pretty delicious, but not my cup of tea.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 27th, 2016
Brent Bailey

Nice, medium tannins good fruit flavors. Enjoyable

Nice, medium tannins good fruit flavors. Enjoyable

1 person found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2016
Sean Lowry

A tame malbec. Dark fruit with a heavy prune and plum nos and a little bit of oak of sweet tobacco. Balanced. Fairly smooth finish.

A tame malbec. Dark fruit with a heavy prune and plum nos and a little bit of oak of sweet tobacco. Balanced. Fairly smooth finish.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 16th, 2016
Karen Allison

Yummy, oh the tannins. Lol. Nice bold fruity wine.

Yummy, oh the tannins. Lol. Nice bold fruity wine.

1 person found it helpfulDec 31st, 2015
Lora Knopf

Cruz Alta Grand Reserve Malbec...so smooth. Peppery like a Zinfandel, but lighter. A great red to have with food...but also great all by itself.

Cruz Alta Grand Reserve Malbec...so smooth. Peppery like a Zinfandel, but lighter. A great red to have with food...but also great all by itself.

1 person found it helpfulDec 27th, 2015
Deb
9.8

Total wine. Love it

Total wine. Love it

1 person found it helpfulSep 20th, 2015
Don Colley

Nice dark fruit flavors, light tannins, full bodied smooth finish

Nice dark fruit flavors, light tannins, full bodied smooth finish

1 person found it helpfulSep 2nd, 2015
Devin Bray

Spicy and peppery, could use more fruit, great tingle on the tongue. Well balanced tannins. Nice for the price.

Spicy and peppery, could use more fruit, great tingle on the tongue. Well balanced tannins. Nice for the price.

1 person found it helpfulAug 14th, 2015