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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Finca 8 Malbec 2009
Finca 8 Malbec 2009
(search item no. 116577)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $29.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark magenta reflections in the glass lead to aromas of black plum, chocolate-covered cherries and crushed stones. The palate is weighty, with blueberries, smoke and cedar notes supported by the fine, powdery texture of tannins.
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About Finca 8:

Finca 8 is located in La Consulta, in the Valle de Uco region of Mendoza, Argentina. The property's 69 acres are set against the backdrop of the Andes mountains at 3,280 feet elevation with deep sandy loam soils layered with cobble.

The elegantly styled wine displays intense flavors of plums, black cherries, and cassis underlined with malbec’s classic violet flower aromas. Unsweetened cocoa powder and hints of cigar box reflect the subtle oak notes set on a palate wrapped in fine tannins.

By keeping the best blocks of Malbec fruit for Finca 8, and selling the rest to neighboring wineries, proprietor Hernán Fragueiro achieves his goal of producing less than 2,000 cases of a single varietal wine that offers unique style and flavors.