100% Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina.
SRP of $11 and available for as low as $10. Sample received courtesy Vino Del Sol for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"Our Malbec grapes are selected from our estate vineyards located in the best wine-growing regions of Mendoza. Located at various altitudes each of these terroirs provides a wonderful expression of fruit and varietal concentration. Deep purple color, with high intensity of black fruits, raspberries and violets. Aged 6 months in oak.
Malbec, how I love thee. Delicious, inexpensive, great with a steak or just on its own...I dare you not to like this variety. Not all Malbec is created equal however and with the rise in popularity of this grape there has also come a number of low quality offerings. No worries though as we're here to taste the bad along with the good and recommend our favorites. And after drinking today's wine I can confidently say this one is not just good, but very good.
The 2011 Fincas Patagonicas Zolo Malbec begins with wonderful deep aromas of plum, blackberry, raspberry, perfumed violet notes, a good dose of spice and a little coffee. When I popped and poured this one my first thought upon smelling and tasting it was "Whoa, this is seriously good!" Rich juicy fruit combines with a silky delicious texture when tasting. This wine saw 6 months in 90% French oak but it still features a ton of fruit. It ends with a really great dry finish featuring wonderful spicy tannins. A fabulous Malbec, especially for only 10 bucks!
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