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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
Terra Rosa Malbec 2007
Terra Rosa Malbec 2007
(search item no. 101911)

PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $11.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark and rich with a hauntingly light finish. It displayed a brisk minerality that separated it from the fruit-packed and often lush wines of California and Chile. A wild, full-bodied wine that was not tiring to drink.
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About Terra Rosa:

Terra Rosa originates in the ancient Mendoza vineyards. The vineyard is under the ownership of Patrick and Faith Campbell, owners of Laurel Glen in Northern California. The two began farming in Laurel Glen in 1977 and now have crops in three locations in northern California, Sonoma County and Mendoza, Argentina.

Patrick heads down to Argentina five times per year to oversee vineyard management and, along with co-winemaker Ray Kaufman, to control harvest and fermentation activities. After the fermentations are finished, the wine is brought up to our California winery by ship in temperature-controlled 24,000 liter stainless steel containers to age in French and European oak barrels for 15 months. In short, Terra Rosa is under our direct control from vineyard through bottling. The result: a cabernet blended with 25% Malbec, delicious, complex, deep: a far more sophisticated wine than its reasonable price suggests.