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Twins Colchagua Valley Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon

8.6269 ratings
8.511 pro ratings
Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Central Valley, Chile
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
Top Notes For
Randy Fuller

It’s a dark wine, in shading and aromas. The whiff gives off smokey and earthy notes of blackberry and cassis, but the savory stuff is what comes forward the most. On the palate it’s dark as well. Plums, berries, spices - all dark. There are flavors of campfire and anise covering the black fruit like a blanket. Great acidity lasts into the finish.

It’s a dark wine, in shading and aromas. The whiff gives off smokey and earthy notes of blackberry and cassis, but the savory stuff is what comes forward the most. On the palate it’s dark as well. Plums, berries, spices - all dark. There are flavors of campfire and anise covering the black fruit like a blanket. Great acidity lasts into the finish.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 18th, 2016
Maria Regina

Very tasty - paired with numerous savory dishes and wasn't overwhelming

Very tasty - paired with numerous savory dishes and wasn't overwhelming

1 person found it helpfulJul 15th, 2014
Josh Wehe

Drinks better with food, especially with pasta

Drinks better with food, especially with pasta

1 person found it helpfulJul 13th, 2014
Coconut Wata

Prefer it slightly chilled but a nice hearty red with a slight crisp aftertaste.

Prefer it slightly chilled but a nice hearty red with a slight crisp aftertaste.

1 person found it helpfulJul 9th, 2014
Jill Hunt

Spicy!

Spicy!

1 person found it helpfulMay 17th, 2014
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, raspberry, cherry, currant, vanilla, oak and hints of white pepper. Good structure and moderate tannins.

Blackberry, raspberry, cherry, currant, vanilla, oak and hints of white pepper. Good structure and moderate tannins.

Apr 2nd, 2016
Todd Trzaskos

Dark red fruit, mocha and mineral. Oak shows but Appealing youth apparent, and could still cellar. Tight backbone waiting to unwind.

Dark red fruit, mocha and mineral. Oak shows but Appealing youth apparent, and could still cellar. Tight backbone waiting to unwind.

Feb 11th, 2016
Wine101Hamden

Such a relief to have a red wine blend not follow the current trend of fruit bombs flooding the market. This has black pepper and pencil lead with balanced tannins followed up my long espresso to mocha finish. Picking up a little smokiness and minerality translation through the terrior. Very good on its own but food really balances the whole thing out specifically the roasted tomatoes, bacon and grilled fiesta chicken I had for dinner. The Malbec is a refreshing alternative to the sometimes over ripened Mendoza Malbecs. Chilean Malbec, to me, is like the best of Mendoza & Patagonia while paying homage to Cahors. Gray versatile wine for under $15.

Such a relief to have a red wine blend not follow the current trend of fruit bombs flooding the market. This has black pepper and pencil lead with balanced tannins followed up my long espresso to mocha finish. Picking up a little smokiness and minerality translation through the terrior. Very good on its own but food really balances the whole thing out specifically the roasted tomatoes, bacon and grilled fiesta chicken I had for dinner. The Malbec is a refreshing alternative to the sometimes over ripened Mendoza Malbecs. Chilean Malbec, to me, is like the best of Mendoza & Patagonia while paying homage to Cahors. Gray versatile wine for under $15.

Feb 11th, 2016
Molly Hagler

A little green on the nose at first but it opens up quickly to a earthy, dusty chocolate with very pronounced deep fruits. It has good body with soft tannins.

A little green on the nose at first but it opens up quickly to a earthy, dusty chocolate with very pronounced deep fruits. It has good body with soft tannins.

Mar 28th, 2015
Nick Apone

Odd sour fruit tones on the nose. Palate shows texture under ripe fruit.

Odd sour fruit tones on the nose. Palate shows texture under ripe fruit.

Feb 25th, 2015