Layer Cake Malbec 2010

Malbec from Argentina, South America

$17.29
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The 2012 vintage is available for: $13.99
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Item No. 110390
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
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: 14.2%

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

The 2010 Malbec is an absolutely incredible wine and was crafted in a year when the weather was simply perfect to the point of making me nervous. The wine is a classic, rich with black fruits, cocoa, hints of tobacco and leather melding seamlessly with traces of minerality from the alluvial stones the vines thrive in graced by a constant supply of glacial melt water. The wine is fat, layered and boldly rich, an expressive wine with a long luxurious lingering finish that will pair with almost any food and yet stands alone as well. Layer after luscious layer, this is like a ten layer, Layer Cake. This is a Malbec that will be requested for years after we run out. Make sure to save some in your cellar.

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Rating:
(8/18/2011)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
This is an excellent Malbec, especially for the price! I found it to be quite light, but it was also earthy and spicy. I really enjoyed it with friends one summer evening.
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Rating:
(7/1/2011)
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