Terra Rosa Malbec 2005

Malbec from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 96441
  • ST88
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Winemaker's Notes

Harvested from ancient vines on the slopes of the Andes Mountains, comes Terra Rosa Malbec: a glass-staining wine with a lovely and exotically perfumed nose. Patrick Campbell, owner/winemaker, heads down to Argentina five times per year to oversee vineyard management and to control harvest and fermentation activities. After the fermentations are finished, the wine is brought up to our California winery (Laurel Glen) by ship in temperature-controlled 24,000 liter stainless steel containers to age in French and European oak barrels for 15 months.

Terra Rosa Malbec is a BIG and juicy mouthful of wine, with a lashing of very sexy oak. We didn't set out to make this vintage in such a crowd-pleasing style: the vintage dictated the result, and it is really delicious….at once rich and powerful and with the delicate, long finish which the best malbecs display! The year was warm, and trouble-free. No rot, no hail, just nice warm days with the typically quite cool evenings. These conditions resulted in full ripening at higher than normal sugars, while still maintaining balance and finesse.

"Good deep red. Redcurrant, plum, cherry, licorice, tobacco and smoke on the nose, complicated by a hint of minerality. Suave and sweet, with a chocolate truffle flavor lifted by spices and herbs. A fairly dense and serious wine, especially for the price. Finishes with sweet tannins and good length." 88 Points,
International Wine Cellar

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Rating:
(9/22/2010)
Great Malbec. Smooth and to the point.
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MF - Chicago, IL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/31/2010)
After getting one from the wine club, bought more. If you like a punch you in the mouth Malbec, at this price, give it a try.
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Charles L. - Princeton, NJ (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/28/2010)
I gave this wine to my Dad as a gift, and he really thought it was great!
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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
nice full bodied red
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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
Such a nice malbec.
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Sho Morimoto - Washington, DC (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
More like a 3.5, Terra Rosa is an affordable bottle representative of Mendoza malbecs.
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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
Try this with a grilled NY Strip. It hints of oak, a touch of chocolate and finishes with a scent of currants on your pallet.
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Learn About Terra Rosa

Terra Rosa originates in the ancient Mendoza vineyards. The vineyard is under the ownership of Patrick and Faith Campbell, owners of Laurel Glen in Northern California. The two began farming in Laurel Glen in 1977 and now have crops in three locations in northern California, Sonoma County and Mendoza, Argentina. Patrick heads down to Argentina five times per year to oversee...

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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...

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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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