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Ruta 22 Malbec 2011

Malbec from Argentina, South America

Price: $13.99
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Item No. 119627
  • WE88
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: 14.5%

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

An intense red violet color. On the nose, bright red fruit, plums and raspberries. On the palate, fruity, with round, firm tannins.

Highly recommended with red meats, cheeses made from cow milk and pastas with light sauces.

Critical Acclaim

"Berry and black plum aromas are oaky and welcoming, with a hint of green herbs poking through. This feels full, round and friendly, with chunky weight and soft tannins. Creamy flavors of blackberry and dark plum come with a saline note, while the finish slides away easily. "
88 Points

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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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