A highly recommended $10 bottle from Costco, the Infinito Malbec.
100% Malbec from two vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina. The vineyard in La Consulta is at 3,600 feet of elevation and the vineyard in Agrelo is at 3,200 feet. The wine is aged for 12 months in a combination of first, second, and third use barrels.
The Infinito Malbec has an SRP of $38 according to Wine Enthusiast (who also gave it 92 points). We found it at Costco for just $9.99. It has an average price of $15 for the few other sellers out there on wine-searcher. In other words, this is one of those crazy SRPs that no one actually ever pays. Imported by Tri-Vin Imports.
Vineyard lots are harvested at different times to ensure optimal natural acidity and alcohol levels. Wine goes through an extensive cold maceration for 4 days at 44ºF (6ºC) to extract aromas. The juice is then fermented for 15 days with a post-fermentation maceration of 15 days. Use of native yeasts. Elevage: 12 months in barrel. Barrel selection varies depending on vineyard. First, second and third use barrels used. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are performed in tank and barrel.
The 2014 Infinito Malbec begins with a pleasing aroma of blackberry, cedar, violets and spice. Taking a sip reveals loads and loads of delicious, juicy, ripe dark berry fruit wrapped up in a silky smooth texture. You'll also find secondary notes of licorice, spice, black pepper and more. This one is at its best after a few hours of air.
It ends dry, long and a bit grippy and even has a touch of graphite minerality. I certainly wouldn't spend $38 on this bottle, but it's a great value at only $10!
2014 Infinito Malbec
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