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Date Printed: 10/23/2014
Amalaya Malbec Blend 2011
Amalaya Malbec Blend 2011
(search item no. 123564)
screw cap wine
green wine

Decanter rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/23/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2010 Decanter rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine is bright, with a profound dark red and violet edges. It is very fruity, with intense aromas of mulberry, cherry and ripe red fruit, with a touch of pepper, mocha and chocolate. The taste is fresh, fruity and meaty. The muscles of Malbec dominate the scene. The wine is velvety, full of ripe and round tannins. It is easy to drink, with a long and pleasant finish.

Enjoy this wine with grilled meats including game, duck, red pasta sauces, hearty comfort foods, and a variety of mild and medium cheeses.

Blend: 85% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah

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About Amalaya:

Amalaya is an exquisite representation of the unique weather and soil conditions in Argentina's Northern Calchaqui Valley that also honors the heritage of the indigenous Calchaqui people. The name Amalaya is rooted in the beliefs of the Calchaqui to keep the gods of nature happy and to strive for an equilibrium of forces to assure sustainability over time. The most worshiped goddess is “Pachamama,” or "Mother Earth," who presides over planting and harvesting. The Calchaqui created many rituals and ceremonies to please Pachamama, and would ask the goddess for a miracle. This "hope for a miracle" is called "Amalaya" in the popular indigenous language and is symbolized by the holistic spiral. To respect Pachamama, the winemakers of Amalaya treat all their vineyards sustainably.