Beautiful deep violet color with exploding aromas of blackberry, black cherry, and violets framed by
hints of oak and mint. The wonderful aromas are mirrored on the palate, and they are joined by ripe
plum fruit and a hint of toasty vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, and a hint of mint on the finish. This is
a ripe and rich style of wine, but the Cabernet adds structure, reigning in the fruit and focusing it
into a long finish.
A wine that truly struggles between its fun and serious side. Pairs well with a wide
range of foods from beef and pork to game birds or even meat-based pastas. This is what Malbec
is all about.
"Creamy and pure, with gorgeous spice and black tea aromas leading the way for lush, velvety raspberry, cassis and boysenberry fruit. It all sails through the full-bodied, supple finish."
"The 2008 Malbec received the same elevage as the Cabernet. Purple-colored, the nose offers up toasty oak, cinnamon, allspice, and black cherry. Medium- to full-bodied, it has excellent depth and grip, savory flavors, and enough fine-grained tannin to evolve for 2-3 years. It, too, can be enjoyed from 2011 to 2017.
The Wine Advocate