Leather, black plum, and cassis aromas carry the nose of this wine. The full-bodied palate brings jammy blackberry and cassis flavors that reflect a high-quality vintage, while the steady finish is nicely complex. Best Buy. —M.S.
The 2021 Malbec Aruma from the Uco Valley, Mendoza, is purple in the glass. It has a bold, reductive nose of violets and other floral notes, plum, and hints of sour cherry. Juicy with a refined expression, the delicate tannins... Read More
The excellent and floral 2019 Catena Malbec shows the typicity of the grape, violets, and red berries and the freshness of the year. It has the textbook aromas and a soft and velvety mouthfeel, with very fine grainy tannins. Drink... Read More
Dusty cocoa powder and blackberries here, together with currants, baking spice, and a hint of orange zest. Medium to full body with juicy, almost tart fruit. Silky wrap of tannins with a hint of savoriness at the end. Drink or... Read More
Dark cherries, blackberries, spices, and woody notes on the nose. Full-bodied with chewy tannins. Fleshy texture with balance. Juicy and flavorful. Long finish with length. 50% Cabernet and 50% Malbec. Drink or hold. Screw cap.... Read More
Elegantly detailed aromas of violet, mace, and crushed raspberry pave a nice entry to this richly textured red, which shows fleshy plum and raspberry flavors midpalate, lightened by an underpinning of minerality before toasty... Read More
Amancaya, a blend of 70% Malbec and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, aims to combine the fruit and freshness of Malbec with the power and complexity of Cabernet Sauvignon. It was partly matured in oak barrels and keeps a fruit-driven and... Read More
The medicinal and balsamic 2020 Catena Chardonnay has pungent aromas of bay leaf and white flowers and a dry and balanced palate with some chalky sensations and tasty flavors. It has moderate ripeness for a warm and dry year like... Read More
The 2019 Clos de Los Siete comes from a very good, ripe, and complete vintage. The wine is 50% Malbec, 24% Merlot, 11% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot with similar alcohol as other years (14.5%)... Read More
Spicy blackberries and blueberries with some bramble fruit, graphite, and blue flowers. A medium-bodied and fleshy red, showing juicy fruit, smooth tannins, and immediate drinkability. Vegan. Drink now.
Alavida is an organic kosher wine. Purple in the glass, the attractively reductive nose offers blackberry and ripe plum. Quite smooth with juicy freshness, good volume and flavor, this isn’t a sweet wine wasn’t pasteurized... Read More
A fresh and lively expression, offering inviting floral cherry and raspberry notes, with loamy earth and spice details weaving in. Ends with a push of fresh acidity and a hint of singed orange peel. Drink now. —M.W. What... Read More
It’s floral and expressive, elegant and soft, with some developed flavors and aromas. It’s juicy, long, and nicely textured with very round tannins. Quite surprising, awesome even! Drink 2021-2024. —L.G.... Read More
The 2019 Cabernet Franc felt riper than the 2020, with darker fruit and a headier sensation, despite both being around 13.5% alcohol. These bottlings are never 100% from the variety, and this one contains some 10% Malbec. It has... Read More
A serious, subtle, and mineral Malbec, with some austerity and shy varietal aromas of violets and wild herbs. The palate is medium-bodied with terrific texture and very clean and focused flavors, and it has the chalky texture... Read More
This appellation carries descriptors that are different: citrus and herbal within the varietal, even white flowers combined with the textbook violets. The wine is fresh with red fruit to go with those fresh herbal aromas. It’s... Read More
I find a very nicely crafted and harmonious wine in the 2018 Malbec Remolinos Vineyard, a red with a fruit-driven nose full of violets, berries, good freshness, and elegance. The palate is very balanced and fresh, with no edges.... Read More
The attractive nose of this vibrant Malbec offers violet, black pepper, and dark chocolate notes blended with plum and blackberry. This is a medium-bodied Malbec with smooth tannins. Licorice and earthy flavors on a core of rich... Read More
Blackberry, currant, and violet. It’s medium- to full-bodied with round, lightly chewy tannins. Fleshy texture on the palate with freshness and a silky feel. Juicy, fruity finish with some length. Drink or hold.
Grenadine, red fruit, and floral undertones on the nose. Medium-bodied with fine tannins. Fresh and juicy on the palate with pleasant acidity, polished tannins, and a dense, caressing texture. Flavorful finish. Drink now. What... Read More
A fresh and distinctive Malbec, with hibiscus, blood orange, and Rainier cherry aromas and flavors that never quit, while details of pomegranate, graphite, and herbs fold in around caressing tannins. Finishes with notes of milk... Read More