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Alamos Malbec Mendoza Seleccion 2008

Alamos Malbec Mendoza Seleccion 2008

Malbec from Argentina, South America

Price: $19.79
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Item No. 106819
  • WE90
  • W&S90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The 2008 Alamos Seleccion Malbec shows an opaque, dark violet color. The nose is full of ripe blueberry fruits with notes of violets and sweet spice. The moutheel is full and rich with ripe black cherry and cassis fruit layered with notes of wildflowers, spicy black pepper and anise. The finish shows a supple silky texture with a bright, racy acidity and a stony minerality.

Critical Acclaim

"Saturated, inky Malbec with plenty of sweet mocha, chocolate and vanilla to go with black fruit aromas. The palate is big and bold but controlled, with compact, intense flavors of berry, leather and black tea. Smooth on the finish, with soft, integrated tannins and just enough acidity to maintain freshness. Drink this year."
90 Points

"If you enjoy wines with the sweet ripeness of black fruit, the type of wines that offer the kind of full-bodied intensity and depth of flavor that is right at home in a steakhouse, this malbec is one of the better representatives of the style."
90 Points

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PW Texas - Fort Worth, TX (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/14/2011)
Pork was invented so that when this wine came along it would it would be at its tastiest! Bacon, lettuce, and tomato for lunch; ham for Easter dinner, or pork spare ribs anytime all make ideal pairings for this fairly sweet Malbec.
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Rating:
(2/25/2011)
Its a everyday wine
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Scott Citino - Fernandina Beach, FL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/10/2010)
This Mendoza malbec is dark violet in color with tastes of blueberry, leather, cassis, and chocolate on the palate. Medium acidity.
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Learn About Alamos

From the vineyard to the winery, the Alamos wines are made to emphasize varietal fruit character. The cool evening temperatures in Catena's high altitude vineyards allow for prolonged hang time, preserving the fruit's full spectrum of aromas and flavors.

At the winery, the grapes are gently destemmed, fermentation temperatures are carefully controlled and two to four year old barrels are used to age the wines.

Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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Learn About Malbec

Malbec(MAHL-beck) Angel of Argentina Originally a common grape in Bordeaux, Malbec adds only a small percentage to the blends there. It has, however, found another region in which to flourish -the bourgeoning wine region of Argentina. In fact, Argentinians have adopted Malbec as their national grape! Notable Facts Malbec is used in small amounts in...

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