Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina.
SRP of $20 and available for as low as $13. This review is sponsored by GetWineOnline.com. Imported by Tri-Vin Imports.
From the bottle:
"This vineyard planted by immigrants in 1907 has been producing premium wines from Argentina for over one hundred years.
This exceptional parcel of Malbec has been partly fermented in new French oak barrels to add an oaky complexity to the rich and vibrant jammy fruit characters of this increasingly fashionable grape variety.
As we've lamented in the past, Malbec under $20 is not as much of a sure bet as it was even just a few years ago. It's one of the natural consequences when a grape variety gets hot -- producers try to jack up production to take advantage and in doing so a lot of subpar wine comes to the market. Fortunately there is still plenty of great, inexpensive Malbec out there, it's just not quite as easy to find as it once was. No worries however because today we've got a great deal on a prototypical, everyday Malbec.
The 2011 Mendoza Vineyards 1907 Malbec begins with a very pleasant aroma of blackberry, plum, spice and a little vanilla. The wine tastes smooth and medium-bodied with jammy and tart mixed berry fruit, lots of acidity and a nice dried herb element. It ends smooth with more tart fruit and good length. A classic, everyday type of Malbec, which is a very good thing!