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Bodega Goulart The Marshall Malbec 2008

Malbec from Argentina
  • WE92
  • RP91
  • ST90
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Winemaker Notes

The Marshall pays tribute to the founder. These grapes are selected from the oldest vineyard rows on the Lunlunta vineyard in the Lujan de Cuyo. The Intensity of low yielding old vines produces some of the best Malbecs in the world. Its deep ruby red color and brooding flavors of blackberry and wild cherry yield a complex, yet elegant wine. Further dimension comes from aging in French Barrels for 18 months.

Very deep and intense color with blue notes, black fruits, tobacco, graphite, white pepper very well integrated with the oak, showing a good balance with the acidity, mineral, huge ripe and intense tannins.

Critical Acclaim

WE 92
Wine Enthusiast

Lush, pure, welcoming and sturdy, with dense black fruit aromas leading to a healthy, racy palate that's full of live-wire blackberry and cassis flavors. Seriously stacked Malbec with no timidity and a finish that oozes layered black fruit, chocolate and complexity. Drink this winter or hold until fall-winter of 2011.

RP 91
The Wine Advocate

Smoke, mulberry, blueberry, and lavender, nicely integrated oak, lengthy, drink now-8 years.

ST 90
International Wine Cellar

Bright, deep ruby. Complex and inviting aromas of blackberry, tobacco, meat and smoky oak. Dense, sweet and serious, with noteworthy intensity and precision to the flavors of blackberry, pepper and spices. Finishes vibrant and long, with silky tannins and excellent lift. An outstanding value.

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Bodega Goulart

Bodega Goulart

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Bodega Goulart, , South America
Bodega Goulart
The Goulart winery is a unique partnership between Erika Goulart, a Brazilian entrepreneur and Mauricio Parodi, one of the most knowledgeable and respected agronomists in Mendoza. Erika Goulart's late grandfather, Marshal Gastao Goulart, is famous in South America for leading the overthrow of the Brazilian government in 1932 Constitutional Revolution. Years after he passed away, Erika found among her grandfather's papers a lost title to prime vineyard property in Mendoza, which was planted in 1915 with Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Mauricio Parodi was stunned by the potential of the Goulart old vineyards. He and Erika worked to restore these vineyards to their former glory.

Sonoma County

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Home to a diverse array of smaller AVAs with varied microclimates and soil types...

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Home to a diverse array of smaller AVAs with varied microclimates and soil types, Sonoma County has something for nearly every wine lover. Physically twice as large as Napa, the region only produces about half the amount of wine, but what it lacks in quantity it makes up for in both quality and variety. With its laid-back atmosphere and down-to-earth attitude, the wineries of Sonoma are appreciated by wine tourists for their friendliness and approachability. The entire county intends to become a 100% sustainable winegrowing region by 2019.

Grape varieties are carefully selected to reflect the best attributes of their sites—Dry Creek Valley’s consistent sunshine is ideal for Zinfandel, while the warm Alexander Valley is responsible for rich, voluptuous Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are important throughout the county, most notably in the cooler AVAs of Russian River and Sonoma Valleys, Carneros, and Fort Ross-Seaview. Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and Syrah have also found a firm footing here.

Cabernet Sauvignon

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A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration...

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A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon is sometimes referred to as the “king” of red grapes. It can be somewhat unapproachable early in its youth but has the potential to age beautifully, with the ability to last fifty years or more at its best. Small berries and tough skins provide its trademark firm tannic grip, while high acidity helps to keep the wine fresh for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in temperate climates like Bordeaux's Medoc region (and in St-Emillion and Pomerol, where it plays a supporting role to Merlot). The top Médoc producers use Cabernet Sauvignon for their wine’s backbone, blending it with Merlot and smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and/or Petit Verdot. On its own, Cabernet Sauvignon has enjoyed great success throughout the world, particularly in the Napa Valley, and is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious and sought-after “cult” wines.

In the Glass

High in color, tannin, and extract, Cabernet Sauvignon expresses notes of blackberry, cassis, plum, currant, spice, and tobacco. In Bordeaux and elsewhere in the Old World you'll find the more earthy, tannic side of Cabernet, where it's typically blended to soften tannins and add complexity. In warmer regions like California and Australia, you can typically expect more ripe fruit flavors upfront.

Perfect Pairings

Cabernet Sauvignon is right at home with rich, intense meat dishes—beef, lamb, and venison, in particular—where its opulent fruit and decisive tannins make an equal match to the dense protein of the meat. With a mature Cabernet, opt for tender, slow-cooked meat dishes.

Sommelier Secrets

Despite the modern importance and ubiquity of Cabernet Sauvignon, it is actually a relatively young variety. In 1997, DNA revealed the grape to be a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc which took place in 17th century southwestern France.

AMR84406_2008 Item# 104816

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