Zuccardi Q Malbec 2009
Malbec from Argentina, South America
100% Malbec La Consulta (40%), Vista Flores (40%) and Agrelo (20%) vineyards, Mendoza.
Zuccardi Q Malbec 2009 is the blend of three unique vineyard sites. It shows a red violet color, with bluish hues. Intense red and black fruits aromas. Spicy, violet and chocolate nuances. Silky entry with great structure, soft and mature tannins. Intense fruity flavors and a persistent finish.
Wine Enthusiast - "A home run in middle-tier Malbec. Excellent power and balance are on display. It's firm, minerally and tight, but with generous berry and cassis aromas and flavors along with ample coffee, spice and mocha qualities. Impressive, especiallly given the price tag: drink now through 2014. "
Familia Zuccardi Vineyards
José Zuccardi of Familia Zuccardi Vineyards is in the forefront of the Argentinean wine revolution, producing well-made wines that appeal to the international market in a country that until recently made wine which never left the country. View all Familia Zuccardi Vineyards 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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5 ratings, 3 with reviewsRuss Nordgren - Revere, MA54/18/2012
I first tried this wine at the 2012 Boston Wine Expo. I was happy to finally locate it at Wine.com. Very smooth with a hint of fruitiness and a nice finish.commonguywinedrinker - Braintree, MA24/8/2012Meh....so so. its very.....wet. the alcohol stays with you at the end of the swallow. dont think i will buy again.111/25/2011richard hirsch - Denver, CO58/6/2011l2ride - Haymarket, VA46/23/2011
- Smooth & Supple
Very nice, got another case.
- Earthy & Spicy
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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