Altocedro Ano Cero Malbec 2012

Malbec from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 124227
  • red wine
  • JS92
  • D90
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: 13.9%

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Altocedro Malbec Ano Cero is a La Consulta-terroir driven Malbec that is fresh, fruit-forward, and easy-to-drink.

Critical Acclaim

"Lots of dried berries and hints of sultana character with some cocoa powder. Full-bodied yet agile and fresh with lemon rind undertones. Delicious savory wine. Drink or hold. "
92 Points

"The purity of fruit shines through and the polished tannins provide a structure that is looser but still evident. Fleshy and voluptuous, clean and fresh with herbs. The pepper finish is more savoury, which adds complexity
Drink 2013–2017
Rating: 90+"
90 Points

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Wilfred Wong - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/4/2014)
Pair with: grilled beef
One of the great malbecs in the world, the 2012 Altocedro Ano Cero invites the wine lover with its fresh and pretty red fruit aromas; crisp and well balanced, this one exhibits bright boysenberries on the palate. A rich, yet nimble wine.
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Learn About Altocedro

The winery of Altocedro is located in the growing region of La Consulta, Valle de Uco, Mendoza. This is one of the premier Argentine growing zones. Limited production with sustainable growing practices make the Altocedro wines a cult-type wine in Argentina. Winemaker Karim Mussi Saffie focuses on producing terroir-driven wines. All harvesting, sorting, and crushing are done in...

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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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