High Note Elevated Malbec 2009

Malbec from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 107173
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: 13.9%

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%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Dark violet in color. Flowers and spice on the nose with intense blackberry aromas. Exceptional levels of concentrated fruit and complexity with flavors of cassis, ripe red cherries, hints of black pepper, mocha and persistent vanilla. Smooth, round tannins highlight the creamy texture and lengthy finish.

A highly heralded match with grilled meats, complementing rich smoky flavors with the wine's ripe juicy profile. Also pairs well with grilled or roasted vegetables, pasta dishes and rich sauces.

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ladybug_nm - Albuquerque, NM (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/1/2012)
I'm not a wine snob; I really enjoyed this wine. For people who usually like white wine and are trying to move into red wine this is a perfect red to start with. That is all.
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Rating:
(11/8/2010)
This wine is a little to lean and austere for my tastes with no subtlety or balance. The fruit is much too young and I prefer a riper Malbec to balance out the tannins. The guy who sold it to me, told me that they used French Oak to soften it with hints of vanilla. There's nothing soft about this wine, I suspect new oak and taste no vanilla. There is a bright bitterness to it that runs down the center of your shrink wrapped tongue. It also cost me $17.00. But it drinks like $9.00 bottle. I recommend airing it out and paring it with dairy. I bought it at Vino Fino on Amsterdam.
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Learn About High Note

The grapes for High Note are sourced from four vineyards with sandy loam soils, ranging in elevation from 3,700 feet to 5,000 feet above sea level. Vistaflores vineyard has flavors of spices, red fruits, and minerality. La Consulta vineyard adds black fruit and mid-palate weight, while Altamira vineyard's fruit has notes of violets. The Gualtallary vineyard, at the highest...

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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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