The super savory La Posta Paulucci Malbec.100% Malbec from 43 year old vines at 3,050 feet of elevation in Ugarteche, Lujan de Cuyo, … [Read more...]
The Best Malbec Under $20 - The Reverse Wine Snob Picks!
The Malbec grape offers a fascinating look into the rise and fall and rise again of a grape variety!
Originally one of the primary Bordeaux varietals (and still a mainstay in the Cahors region of France), the grape lost favor in France in the 1950's and 60's due to its sensitive nature to things like frost and mildew. Before that happened; however, Malbec was introduced into Argentina by a French agriculturist in 1868. It maintained a relatively nondescript existence there until the 1990's when it exploded in popularity with Argentina now accounting for 75% of the entire world's acreage of this variety.
Ranging in style from relatively simple, cheap wines meant to be drunk young to those with significant staying power (and time in oak), there's plenty to explore in this extremely popular variety. We cover them all in our list of the best Malbec.
While Argentina still dominates, plantings are growing all over the world with lots of good inexpensive Malbec being made in California and Chile and even more unexpected places like New Zealand and Texas.
Of recent note are some excellent examples from Washington State. We think Malbec could be the next big variety in Washington behind its excellent Merlot.
Ready to explore all that Malbec has to offer? Particularly good with steak and most things off the grill, we love this variety. Come explore the best Malbec under $20 with us!
Read on for our list of The Best Malbec Under $20!
A Bulk Buy on the La Posta Pizzella Malbec, one of several single-grower, single-vineyard wines from Laura Catena of Catena Zapata. … [Read more...]
Loaded with good flavors, the Mercer Horse Heaven Hills Malbec is a great example of what Washington State can do with this variety. … [Read more...]
Classic Malbec at a great price, the Norton Reserva Malbec.100% Malbec from 30 to 50 year old vines in Lujan de Cuyo (50%) and Valle … [Read more...]
A solid, tasty Malbec made from organically grown grapes and available at a great price, the Domaine Bousquet Malbec.100% Malbec … [Read more...]
A luscious Malbec from Sonoma Valley, the Destination Series Kunde Malbec.The Kunde Malbec is 100% Malbec from Sonoma Valley, … [Read more...]