High-toned nose of violet and vanilla, with ripe blackberry and boysenberry fruit. Stays bright and open-knit though the finish, with spice and graphite notes.
Perfect for red meat courses cooked any style.
Blend: 95% Malbec, 5% Merlot
"Dark, complex and inviting, with palate-coating crushed plum, wild berry and cassis notes woven with layers of sandalwood, graphite and grilled herbs. Well-structured, with fine tannins on the long finish. Malbec, with a touch Merlot. Drink now through 2020."
"The 2011 J Alberto has a rich, decadent bouquet of macerated red cherries, dark chocolate, heather and crushed rose petals. The palate is lush and fresh on the entry, with pure, mineral-rich red berry fruit laced with citrus peel and orange zest. It is very well-defined and harmonious, with a caressing finish that retains fine poise and focus. Excellent."
The Wine Advocate
"As juicy as a malbec can be, this vibrates with red fruit that leaps over the tongue with youthful energy. It's cool, approachable and deliciously spicy. Ready to drink, this wine has enough acidity to stand the test of time. J. Alberto is a selection from vines planted in 1955."
Wine & Spirits