Tag Archives: Malbec

In My Glass: El Malbec 2006 de Ricardo Santos (Mendoza)

It’s been so long now, that I cannot remember how Eleni and I became fascinated with Mendoza’s Ricardo Santos and his wines. But in any case, this bottle of Malbec from the 2006 vintage had been waiting for a comparative tasting of aging, mid-priced Argentine Malbecs that never happened. It was finally time to open […]

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Wine of the Week: 2010 Finca Las Nubes Malbec (Valle de Cafayate, Salta)

I had originally added the Finca Las Nubes Malbec to a comparison of two other Malbecs from Salta, Argentina. But then I tasted it. It was distinct, complex, and utterly enjoyable; in other words, a wine that certainly merited being selected as my Wine of the Week. For more than 20 years, winemaker José Luis […]

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Wine Review: 2007 Bodega Colomé Malbec (Valle Chalchaqui, Salta)

No doubt Mendoza produces some world-class Malbecs and this wine-growing region made it possible for Argentine Malbec to become an international superstar.  There are, however, other great Malbec-producing regions in Argentina and one of my favorites is Salta.  There are not nearly as many options hailing from this northern corner of the country from which […]

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Wine Review: 2008 Ave Gran Riserva Malbec

April 17! It’s only two days away!  Certainly you have it circled on your calendar as I have on mine; it’s Malbec World Day, a day to celebrate the Malbec grape in all its forms – from its origins in Bordeaux to its home in Argentina. To many of us, Malbec has defined the Argentine […]

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A Toast for Saint Valentine: 2008 Reginato “Celestina” Sparkling Rosé of Malbec (Wine Review)

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you might be thinking about which wine to share with your special someone. Perhaps something sparking comes to mind? Though French Champagne might be the obvious choice, the Reginato “Celestina” rosé from Mendoza is a perfectly romantic alternative. As is quite typical of rosés made from the Malbec […]

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May We Suggest – Our Recommendations for New Year’s Eve

With Christmas and Hanukkah finally behind us, it will soon be time to mark the end of 2011.  To usher in the New Year, here are some of our suggestions for bubbles and brews of all forms. Katrin – What to serve can sometimes depend on how many are going to be enjoying what you are […]

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Wine of the Week: 2009 Tikal Natural Malbec (100% Organic Malbec)

Eleni and I are big fans for Tikal wines and respectively have reviewed the 2006 Amorio and 2003 Patriota. While Tikal has received high marks and recognition for making exciting wines featuring Bonarda, the 2009 Natural Malbec is a fantastic example of what impressive wines Ernesto Catena and winemaker Luis Reginato can make with 100% […]

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Wine Review: 2008 90+ Cellars Malbec Reserve (Lot 36) – Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza

I grumbled all the way to the store to pick-up one of 90+ Cellars’ newest releases, the Lot 36 Malbec Reserve, and hoped that it would be worth the trip. I detest the concept of bulk warehouse stores like Costco and Sam’s, but this wine, according to 90+ Cellars’ most recent newsletter is available exclusively […]

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He Said, She Said – L’Espalier Argentina Wine Monday

L’Espalier Wine Monday Argentina The Menu First Pairing 2010 Crios de Susana Balbo, Torrontés, Salta Apple Street Farm Greens with Shaved Carrot and Rhubarb Second Pairing 2009 Alfredo Roca, Malbec, Mendoza Roasted Lamb Sausage with Pearl Barley, Tomatoes and Kalamata Olives Third Pairing 2009 Jean Bosquet [sic], “Reserva”,  Malbec, Tupungato Valley Grilled Flank Steak with […]

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Celebrating Malbec World Day: Part II

And here are the final three wines of our Malbec World Celebration! 2007 Bodega Monteviejo Lindaflor Bodega Monteviejo is owned and operated by Catherine Pere-Verge of Chateau Le Gay. With international winemaker Michel Rolland heading up the winemaking, the winery is seeking to produce very high quality wines. Glenn and I tasted the entire Monteviejo […]

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