La Posta Angel Paulucci Vineyard Malbec 2010
Malbec from Argentina, South America
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
Vibrant red color with aromas of red cherries, raspberries, and violets wafting from the glass along with notes of toasty oak. On the palate, the fresh berry flavors mingle with spice notes and there's a hint of soft caramel on the finish. This is a creamy, medium-bodied and well-structured wine that is incredibly full of life.
Goes great with everything from hamburgers and chicken to pasta and mild cheeses.
"In a world of superripe malbec, once in a while we come across a wine that emphasizes red fruit and tense acidity—without giving up the weight and structure that would place it with the meats of an Argentine asado. This is a selection of vines planted at end of the 1960s in Mendoza, and 2010 may be the best vintage this site has produced to date."
Wine & Spirits
"More serious is the 2010 Malbec Angel Paulucci Vineyard, sourced from 38-year-old vines and aged for 14 months in 25% new French oak. Notions of cedar, Asian spices, incense, floral notes, and black cherry lead to a smooth-textured, elegant, spicy offering that delivers outstanding value..."
The Wine Advocate
Earth & Spicy
A very nice Malbec. Black cherries, raspberries and spices grace the palate. A nice fruity and floral aroma wafts from the glass. Served with hamburger and went over very well.
So very good. An extremely smooth wine with very strong fruity flavors. I love malbec, and this is my favorite malbec. Lucky then for me that it is available at such a reasonable price since I would still buy this at several times what they are asking for it.
Big & Bold
Smooth & Supple
Excellent wine. Smooth taste and easy drink like a great scotch. Enjoy
Earthy & Spicy
Great body and smooth.
Carolyn and Cris rally like. I liked after it opened up. Good pedigree. Reorder.
Fruity & Smooth
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Angel of Argentina
Originally a common grape in Bordeaux,
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