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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Terra Rosa Malbec 2008
Terra Rosa Malbec 2008
(search item no. 106991)
International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $12.29

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

Winemaker's Notes:

The success of this combination is seen in the 2008 Terra Rosa, which is the darkest Terra Rosa we have produced to date; its core is so black it extends nearly to the edge of the glass. The combination of fruit from the two growing regions has yielded a wine that is both lush and focused, fruity and deep. In the mouth I find an inhiguing anise note beneath the typical dark plum fruit, which imparts a hint of spiciness. The finish is long and rich, but with a haunting lighhress in the aftertaste that is the hallmark of a good malbec. As always, Terra Rosa matches wonderfully with grilled meats, hearty pizzas and pastas, and other flavorful foods.
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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.