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Date Printed: 11/24/2014
Amalaya Malbec Blend 2008
Amalaya Malbec Blend 2008
(search item no. 102720)
International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $16.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2011 Decanter rating: 90 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2010 Decanter rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Amalaya is bright ruby colored and dense. Very fruity nose, with aromas of red cherries, raspberries and spices; fresh palate, and finish with soft and round tannins. To be enjoyed now or in 2 to 3 years.
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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.