$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 … [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!
Costco, $7.99.From the bottle: At the heart of Argentina's most important wine-producing province lies Mendoza, called "the land of sun … [Read more...]
Attention Costco Shoppers: Grab this one fast if your Costco is lucky enough to stock it! At only $7.99, this will be our second Bulk Buy … [Read more...]
A popular budget Malbec from Argentina, but does it measure up?We found this wine at a local retailer (MGM) on sale for $7.99, but it … [Read more...]
Only $9.98 at Costco.This was our first Malbec from the Cahors region in France. You don't hear a ton about Malbecs from this area but … [Read more...]