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Date Printed: 5/22/2015
El Portillo Malbec 2008
El Portillo Malbec 2008
(search item no. 109465)
screw cap wine

PRICE ON 5/22/2015: $11.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep ruby red color with shades of violet. Rich with fruit, the nose is reminiscent of plums and blackberries.

On the palate the wine's tannins are as soft as velvet set the stage for an enviably round finish.

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About El Portillo:

Situated on a high plateau in the Uco Valley of Argentina’s Mendoza region, the El Portillo winery and vineyards are dedicated to making superb quality wines for everyday enjoyment. Harmony with nature is readily apparent in every aspect of this property, which is designed to deliver wines that capture and respect the pristine beauty of their birthplace.

The El Portillo winery (El Portillo means "portal" or "gateway") is largely built of local materials, including stones quarried from a nearby valley. This enables the facility to blend in tastefully with the surrounding environment. Ancient masonry techniques practiced by the indigenous population in bygone times were revived for its construction in the late 1990s, providing new and welcome opportunities for skilled local craftsmen.