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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Don Rodolfo Malbec 2005
Don Rodolfo Malbec 2005
(search item no. 92468)
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $7.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Number 32 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!

"Top 100 Best Values of the Year"

"Cafayate's heights deliver intense sun and heat, which typically translates into rich, powerful reds. This one, however, seems to channel more of the area's cool nights in its subtle, spicy flavor. It's elegant and light, with strawberry and cherry flavors supported by firm tannins. It's impressively refined - especially at this price." --- Wine & Spirits

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About Don Rodolfo:

Cafayate Valley is home to but a handful of wineries, producing only about 4% — but some of the very best — of Argentina's wines. Don Rodolfo is one such winery.

The Valley's isolation and high altitude make it ideally suited for winemakers dedicated to the limited production of premium wines. Cafayate Valley enjoys wider temperature ranges than any other part of Argentina, with warm summer days offset by cool nights plunging by as much as 45°F. This extraordinary variance is key to Don Rodolfo wines, preserving acidity, enhancing richness of aroma/flavor, and increasing superior varietal expression.