Cruz Alta

Reserve Mendoza Malbec

8.8265 ratings
7.11 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
Sipping Fine Wine

A wine being hawked by a big box wine store. Not sure why “Reserve” is put on a $13 wine?? Typical red fruit aromas and woodsy spice. On the palate simple cherry/raspberry flavors, some pepper spice, not very complex. Tasted hot with an alcohol burn and when I looked at the label, it was only 13.5 ABV so where did burn come from? Biting tannins, medium, ending was a bit off. Overpriced at $13. Tasting Sample.

A wine being hawked by a big box wine store. Not sure why “Reserve” is put on a $13 wine?? Typical red fruit aromas and woodsy spice. On the palate simple cherry/raspberry flavors, some pepper spice, not very complex. Tasted hot with an alcohol burn and when I looked at the label, it was only 13.5 ABV so where did burn come from? Biting tannins, medium, ending was a bit off. Overpriced at $13. Tasting Sample.

Nov 13th, 2018
Jack Bleeker

Dave Anderson bought from Total Wine $14 rating Excellent ! (12/05/2015)

Dave Anderson bought from Total Wine $14 rating Excellent ! (12/05/2015)

2 people found it helpfulDec 6th, 2015
Conner Klorer

Great Malbec 👌🏼 Bold but smooth

Great Malbec 👌🏼 Bold but smooth

1 person found it helpfulJun 14th, 2018
Christina Hoyt

Reasonable price at Total Wine. Can taste the oak and smells like dark cherry, plum.

Reasonable price at Total Wine. Can taste the oak and smells like dark cherry, plum.

1 person found it helpfulApr 4th, 2017
Zvi Spivack

Good flavor, slightly more acidic than expected.

Good flavor, slightly more acidic than expected.

1 person found it helpfulOct 4th, 2015
Bob Irwin

Really solid,best malbec
of the year thus far.

Really solid,best malbec
of the year thus far.

1 person found it helpfulAug 30th, 2015
Matt Trader, TWP

There's all kinds of great value flowing out of Argentina, and this just happens to be another great Malbec. Deep, inky red with a purple hue to the rim, and fresh toasted coffee, green pepper, and cocoa billowing out of the bowl. On the pallet, black plum was plentiful, coexisting with notes of vanilla extract, potter soil, and rich tannins. Although this Malbec was young and is meant for consumption at a young age, it could still benefit from a few years maturation.

There's all kinds of great value flowing out of Argentina, and this just happens to be another great Malbec. Deep, inky red with a purple hue to the rim, and fresh toasted coffee, green pepper, and cocoa billowing out of the bowl. On the pallet, black plum was plentiful, coexisting with notes of vanilla extract, potter soil, and rich tannins. Although this Malbec was young and is meant for consumption at a young age, it could still benefit from a few years maturation.

Apr 18th, 2016
Matthew Youngs

Solid Argentinian here. The nose almost has a bit of an off aroma, but the taste is much sweeter and fuller, with plenty of plum and lots of vanilla from the oak. Quite tasty. A little bitey toward the end, but no where near harsh.

Solid Argentinian here. The nose almost has a bit of an off aroma, but the taste is much sweeter and fuller, with plenty of plum and lots of vanilla from the oak. Quite tasty. A little bitey toward the end, but no where near harsh.

Aug 26th, 2018
Michelle Brater

Definitely worth the $11 for the 2016.

Definitely worth the $11 for the 2016.

Aug 7th, 2018
Bryan Castro

My go to whenever I stop in at Total Wine for a date night wine. Can’t beat the price and quality.

My go to whenever I stop in at Total Wine for a date night wine. Can’t beat the price and quality.

Aug 4th, 2018