$7.49 at Trader Joe’s.
From the bottle:
Bodega Norton was founded in 1895 at the Mendoza River Valley. The estate winery is located at the foothills of the Andes, at altitudes ranging between 850 and 1100 m. above sea level. The climate at these altitudes is characterized by warm days and cool nights. This allows the grapes to mature slowly towards perfect ripeness, providing deep colour, rich aromas and flavours. This fresh and fruity wine invites you to discover the unique characteristics of its grape variety.
A Mendoza Malbec that isn’t great? Yes, it’s true. We found the 2010 Bodega Norton Malbec to be lightly fruity and a bit on the dry side, but a little thin and rather unexciting. It wasn’t bad, but the bar for these Mendoza Malbecs is set a little higher than this one was able to deliver. I wouldn’t object to drinking it again, but there are other, better Malbecs in this price range. I was hopeful this one had potential to improve and really open up on day 2 like a lot of Trader Joe’s wines, so I sealed it up with the Vacu Vin. Unfortunately it didn’t hold up well at all, and actually became a bit sour on day 2. If you do buy this one there’s your excuse to drink the whole bottle!
Overall Rating: 6.8
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