Doña Paula

Estate Valle de Uco Malbec

8.81127 ratings
8.623 pro ratings
Valle De Uco, 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
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.0

Garnet color. Initially very closed and somewhat reduced, this wine begs for decanting. After 20 minutes of air, the wine offers grassy aromatics anchored by black fruits and coffee. Green on the palate initially, too (green tomato, cut grass), it opens with time into flavors of tart black cherry, black currant, and blackberry brambles. The herbal note is persistent, almost insistent, but the wine offers a clean, juicy finish. Overall a reasonable gastronomy wine, and the most refreshing Malbec I've had in a long while. Give this one air, people.

Garnet color. Initially very closed and somewhat reduced, this wine begs for decanting. After 20 minutes of air, the wine offers grassy aromatics anchored by black fruits and coffee. Green on the palate initially, too (green tomato, cut grass), it opens with time into flavors of tart black cherry, black currant, and blackberry brambles. The herbal note is persistent, almost insistent, but the wine offers a clean, juicy finish. Overall a reasonable gastronomy wine, and the most refreshing Malbec I've had in a long while. Give this one air, people.

7 people found it helpfulNov 7th, 2013
Bill O'Neill

Do you like berries? How about, all the berries. Tons of cherry and strawberry in both the taste and smell. Tiny bit earthy. Not overly complex but far from boring. Finish has nice tannins. Went well with steak.

Do you like berries? How about, all the berries. Tons of cherry and strawberry in both the taste and smell. Tiny bit earthy. Not overly complex but far from boring. Finish has nice tannins. Went well with steak.

4 people found it helpfulJan 11th, 2017
Javier

Wonderful, medium to full bodied. Would recommend to meat and appetizers.

Wonderful, medium to full bodied. Would recommend to meat and appetizers.

3 people found it helpfulJul 27th, 2016
John-Louis Kronfeld

Deep purple color, somewhat reductive nose of black licorice and fig, medium full body showcases the mission fig notes and the body is balanced with chewy tannins that finish nice and dry.

Deep purple color, somewhat reductive nose of black licorice and fig, medium full body showcases the mission fig notes and the body is balanced with chewy tannins that finish nice and dry.

3 people found it helpfulMar 27th, 2014
Kyle Kroll

Enticing sweet red fruit smells, tart, and hints of pomegranate. Full bodied wine, think and dark. Typical malbec flavors, sweeter than usual, though. Low acidity and only very slight spice. Easy to drink with Graham cracker-like finish.

Enticing sweet red fruit smells, tart, and hints of pomegranate. Full bodied wine, think and dark. Typical malbec flavors, sweeter than usual, though. Low acidity and only very slight spice. Easy to drink with Graham cracker-like finish.

2 people found it helpfulDec 5th, 2015
Kyle

Soft aromas but rich and intense dark fruit flavor. Perfect for pairing with lean cuts of beef or game and rich vegetables. Enjoyed with deer steak and grilled peppers.

Soft aromas but rich and intense dark fruit flavor. Perfect for pairing with lean cuts of beef or game and rich vegetables. Enjoyed with deer steak and grilled peppers.

2 people found it helpfulNov 8th, 2015
Josh Bauer

Good god that's good

Good god that's good

2 people found it helpfulSep 4th, 2015
Ryan Sapp

Agree with others - it needs air and time to open up.

Agree with others - it needs air and time to open up.

2 people found it helpfulMay 1st, 2015
James Frinzi

This is really full body & fruit forward. It's still dry. I'd consider buying a case.

This is really full body & fruit forward. It's still dry. I'd consider buying a case.

2 people found it helpfulMar 23rd, 2015
Adam Smith

Red
Full
Needs air

Red
Full
Needs air

2 people found it helpfulOct 20th, 2014