Robert Young Estate Winery

Alexander Valley Malbec

9.43 ratings
-no pro ratings
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
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
Dennis Hogenkamp

Sharing w/ Kenny’s at Monterey VRBO

Sharing w/ Kenny’s at Monterey VRBO

Mar 31st, 2019
Mark Flesher

Very youthful Malbec. Poured a very deep violet into the glass. This wine had a nose of purple fruit and cinnamon out of the glass right from the very start. However, the palate was quite restrained initially, showing a lot of oak and some sweeter purple fruits and maybe a hint of bitter chocolate. As the wine sat, it opened up very nicely. The aforementioned notes became much more verbose, and also gathered a cinnamon and spice cake kind of note in the middle. This is not a full bodied wine, and it never developed to being so. However, I was definitely feeling every bit of the 14.8% ABV. The finish is still a bit stiff, and I believe that a few more years in the bottle will help this part of the wine out the most. This one fell victim to experiment, but a nice experiment nevertheless.

Very youthful Malbec. Poured a very deep violet into the glass. This wine had a nose of purple fruit and cinnamon out of the glass right from the very start. However, the palate was quite restrained initially, showing a lot of oak and some sweeter purple fruits and maybe a hint of bitter chocolate. As the wine sat, it opened up very nicely. The aforementioned notes became much more verbose, and also gathered a cinnamon and spice cake kind of note in the middle. This is not a full bodied wine, and it never developed to being so. However, I was definitely feeling every bit of the 14.8% ABV. The finish is still a bit stiff, and I believe that a few more years in the bottle will help this part of the wine out the most. This one fell victim to experiment, but a nice experiment nevertheless.

Jun 5th, 2018
Dennis Hogenkamp

Dennis had this 2 months ago

Dennis had this 2 months ago

Apr 17th, 2019