Cruz Andina Malbec 2009

Malbec from Argentina, South America

Price: $20.00 $14.99
Save $5.01 (25%)
Item No. 112270
  • WE90
Style: Big & Bold

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: 15.0%

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:
  • 2007
  • WS90
  • RP90

Winemaker's Notes

The wine showcases depth, rich flavors of dark fruit, a silky long mouth feel opens the wines to an array of flavors. The finish is long and surging.

Cruz Andina is a Malbec that represents the unique character of high-altitude, old-vines from Mendoza. The wine expresses Malbec's exceptional concentration with a soft, supple texture. Ca bernet Sauvignon is blended for complexity, structure and mouthfeel. The old-vine fruit combi ned with, Alvaro Espinoza's minimalist approach to winemaking and sensibility for ele gant wines were the perfect fit for the style of Malbec Agustin desired to produce.

Critical Acclaim

"A full-force Malbec with classy black fruit, rubber, cassis and balsamic aromas. The palate sports a nice mouthfeel, fine balance and tasty flavors of herbs, blackberry, roasted plum and chocolate. Elegant but strong, with layering and a lot of qualities for a $20 wine."
90 Points

Learn About Cruz Andina

Legendary vintner Agustin Huneeus has partnered with Carlos Pulenta, a third generation vintner of Mendoza's Pulenta family, and winemaker Alvaro Espinoza to produce Cruz Andina Malbec, his first properietary wine fom Argentina. The partnership combines Agustin Huneeus' long quest to produce unique wines from special places, along with Carlos' vast knowledge of malbec and his inside vision of Mendoza appellations. Alvaro collaborates with Cruz Andina in every aspect of the wine, from site selection and canopy management in the vineyard to determining the final blend.

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...

Read More About Argentina

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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