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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Alamos Malbec Mendoza Seleccion 2009
Alamos Malbec Mendoza Seleccion 2009
(search item no. 106171)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2012 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Malbec is the "signature wines of the Mendoza region, representing the greatest achievements of Argentine winemaking, and Alamos Seleccion Malbec is the pinnacle of Alamos winemaking. The nose is full of ripe black fruits with floral tones and touches of leather, vanilla, and spice. The mouthfeel is full yet supple, with juicy black raspberry, black cherry and black currant fruit flavors layered with notes of violets, black pepper and anise. The finish is long and lingering, with soft, velvety tannins and bright, refreshing acidity.
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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.