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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Alamos Malbec 2003
Alamos Malbec 2003
(search item no. 76222)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 86 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Saturated and extracted, with an incredibly deep purple tint paving the way for manly aromas of espresso, campfire and toasted coconut. The palate, meanwhile, runs a bit sweet, with boysenberry and plum. Soft on the back end, but with enough spine to see it through. For fans of bold reds."
-Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of tea, leather and blackberry explode from this dense and smokey malbec. It possesses the concentration and textrue of a baby bordeaux with fruit, beefy tannins and full flavor on the mid palette.

Food Pairing
The perfect food wine to accompany smoked meats, hearty tomato-based Italian dishes or other full-flavored cuisine.

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About Alamos:

From the vineyard to the winery, the Alamos wines are made to emphasize varietal fruit character. The cool evening temperatures in Catena's high altitude vineyards allow for prolonged hang time, preserving the fruit's full spectrum of aromas and flavors.

At the winery, the grapes are gently destemmed, fermentation temperatures are carefully controlled and two to four year old barrels are used to age the wines.