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Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec 2012
Malbec from Argentina, South America
Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec has an intense red color with violet hints. Medium-bodied with an elegant touch of smoke and vanilla from the oak aging. It has a velevety texture, supple tannins and a spicy, full finish.
Wine Spectator - "The concentrated blueberry, black plum and cassis notes are supported by fresh acidity, with layers of wildflower, pepper and mineral expanding on the finish."
Wine Enthusiast - "Dusty dark-fruit aromas are lusty and full of oaky notes including sawdust and chocolate. This value-priced winner is full, round, saturated and generous on the palate, where savory, resiny black-fruit flavors finish woody in flavor and firm in feel."
Founded in 1883, Trapiche is one of Argentina's best-known wine brands. Located at the foothills of the Andes in Mendoza, they own more than 3000 acres of vineyards ranging from 600 meters to over 1200 meters. Chief winemaker, Daniel Pi's goal and vission is to represent the richness and diversity of Argentina's terroir. Trapiche is dedicated to creating the best Malbec wines in the world as exemplified by the winery's most successful project, The Single Vineyard Malbec Series. As a tribute to the growers' passion and dedication, the winery selects three of its best growers and bottles their wines exclusively in limited production. The result is rich, incredibly massive, terroir-driven wines, prossessing bold, powerful fruit that express passion, history and the grower's personal touch. View all Trapiche Wines
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Notable FactsUnlike its Chilean neighbor, Argentina's vineyards are spread out around the country. The best known region is Mendoza, almost parallel to Santiago to the west. Mendoza contains the sub-regions of Maipu (pronounced MY-pu) and San Rafael. Grape-wise, the most important white is Chardonnay, making wine similar to California's style on the variety. Another fun white grape to try is Torrontes. Almost only grown in Argentina, Torrontes makes wines that are crisp, aromatic and easy-drinking. Some of the best versions of this wine come from the northern region of Salta, with very high altitude vineyards. As for the reds, Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape for many wines leaving the country, but Malbec, the grape Argentinians like to call their own, makes very distinctive wines that are structured, dense and velvety. Many more varieties happily grow in the country, but for export, and consistent quality, these are the primary grapes.
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3 ratings, 3 with reviewsMobidude - Alamo, CA411/25/2014
Bought this on a case deal for $99 and then applied a 10% case discount so at $7.43 a bottle this is a screaming QPR.Wilfred Wong (of Wine.com) - San Francisco, CA36/4/2014
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- Pasta > Meat
A beautiful wine when all of the gang comes over for a barbecue, the 2011 Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec plays smooth and fine on the palate. As with most malbecs, there are no hard edges. You'd better have plenty on hand when your guests show up.fjoef - Montvale, NJ45/28/2014
- Smooth & Supple
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- grilled hamburgers
This is an excellent "chewy" red bold and dark.....good with meat with excellent legs!Related Products
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
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.
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