2014 Alamos Malbec "Mendoza"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mendoza"
Wine Category: Malbec
Grape blend: 90% Malbec, 6% Syrah, & 4% Bonarda
State or country: Argentina
Cases produced: 700,000
KWG Score: 89 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)
Review date: July 22, 2016
Wine Review: This dark red colored Malbec from Alamos is a good value. It opens cranberry and strawberry rhubarb bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and slightly acidic. The flavor profile is a mineral infused black raspberry with notes cedar plank and black pepper. I also detected hints of strawberry rhubarb. The finish is dry and subtly fades away. This is a good burger wine. I would pair it with a juicy sautéed mushroom and bacon burger. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: A classically Argentine wine, our Alamos Malbec blends the deeply concentrated plum flavors of the country's signature variety – Malbec – with small portions of Syrah and Bonarda to add dark cherry and blackberry flavors. Well-integrated hints of brown spice and vanilla contribute layers of complexity. A full structure, firm tannins and a long finish create an expansive palate that is hard to forget.
Organic status: not organic
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