Alamos Malbec 2009

Malbec from Argentina, South America

Price: $13.00 $9.29
Save $3.71 (29%)
Item No. 103105
  • WE89
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: 13.5%

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Winemaker Felipe Stahlschmidt observed flavors of dark cherry and blackberry fruit in this 2009 Alamos Malbec, with integrated spice and vanilla oak characteristics. The wine has a full structure and a long, lingering finish which makes it enjoyable now, or for years to come.

Critical Acclaim

"For a big brand, Alamos knows how to deliver quality at a fair price. This vintage is exemplary for its sweet black plum and graham cracker bouquet, and lush, deep palate. The fruit is tasty, balanced , dark in nature and just a little bit spicy. For a basic-priced Malbec it more than gets the job done.
Best Buy"
89 Points

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Feng - Washington, DC (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/20/2010)
Deep purple color; pleasant nose; Fruity taste, supple body, modest and balanced tannins. Really easy to drink yet not boring. A knock out value for the price, quite likely the best sub $10 bottle of red I have encountered. Rushed back trying to buy more, but it SOLD OUt! Darn. 90 for sure. (I thought my rating was for the 2008 vintage, which was sold out. So I am ordering more of the 2009 and will update my review). Had the 2009 vintage and think the review is fair.
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toxik - Fremont, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(11/4/2011)
Style: Smooth & Supple
For a $10 wine, I must say this is very impressive. The first sip begged for more depth, but in retrospection, this is a fine Malbec for its class/category. Pretty smooth and balanced. Interesting how they make this work for a value-level wine.
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Rating:
(1/25/2011)
This is a stout wine that carries a full body of flavor with it. Not for the faint of heart. This was my first Malbec and I must admit I liked it. Could have had a little more depth. Very good though with red meats.
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Learn 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.

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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