Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec 2014

A wonderful little Malbec sourced from the grapes of 200 independent producers throughout Mendoza, Argentina.

From the winemaker:  Purple-colored, the nose offers up plum and black cherry notes with a touch of black pepper. The palate is soft and round with ripe, saturated berry flavors. Finishes spicy and full with chewy tannins.


LABEL

Clean, elegant and understated.

COLOR

Deep Purple

AROMA

Nose of plum and black cherry with a touch of pepper

TASTE

Round and ripe.  Lots of great dark berry flavors with some pepper notes

PAIRING

Cheese, red meats, stews

PRICE (VALUE)

At around $9, this one is another great value buy

THE BOTTOM LINE

I enjoyed this Malbec.  Round and ripe, lots of nice dark fruits and pepper notes. Quite smooth. At around $9 a bottle, this one is a tremendous value.  We’re adding it to our Best Under $10 list!  Salut!

OVERALL RATING

3stars

 

VERY GOOD

OPI Score = 76.5  What’s This?


Vintage: 2014
Varietal: Malbec
Region: Mendoza
Country: Argentina
Winemaker: Trapiche Wines
Average Price: $9

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Secreto Malbec 2009

 

PICK OF THE WEEK


Viu Manent Winery is among Chile’s leading wine producers, with exports to five continents.

Family owned since 1935, Viu Manent has come a long way over the past 75 years, marked by the Viu family’s love of the trade and their ongoing commitment to the quality of its wines.


LABEL

Really loved the eclectic art work on the label.  Certainly make you stop to pick it up.

COLOR

On the palate, more blackberry and cherry with a decent amount of spice. Full bodied, very nice long and smooth finish.

AROMA

Big, prominent nose, some cherry, blackberry, vanilla and oak.

TASTE

On the palate, more blackberry and cherry with a decent amount of spice. Full bodied, very nice long and smooth finish.

PAIRING

Pair with grilled or roasted red meats, pasta.

PRICE (VALUE)

At around $12, this one ranks high on the value scale

THE BOTTOM LINE

At around $12, this wine is a wonderful value. The next time you’re taking down some prime steer make sure you’re armed with one of these bad boys. Pick one up today – you’ll enjoy it. Salud!

OVERALL RATING

3stars

 

VERY GOOD

OPI Score = 64  What’s This?


Vintage: 2009
Varietal: Malbec
Region: Cachapoal Valley
Country: Chile
Winemaker: Viu Manent Winery
Average Price: $12

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