This is an excellent value in a pretty straightforward Malbec from Argentina. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is nice with black raspberries, slight cedar, plums and a hint of char. Medium bodied. Nice texture. On the palate, this has ripe red and purple fruits; black raspberries, plums and black cherries, with just a bit of char underneath. Nice finish. This is drinking well now and while not complex, the type of wine that most would enjoy a glass or two of. It drinks very well on its own and will work well with a (garden) burger. Drink over the next five to seven ye
This is a 100% Malbec from the Napa Valley. The term Ghost Winery refers to the fact that the grapes come from an old 19th century winery that is no longer in use as a winery. The building is now a residence but there are still vines growing. These Malbec vines are on that property. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose took about an hour to open and then showed plums, black cherries, figs, baking spice and some milk chocolate. Full bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, this took a couple of hours to really hit first gear. Give it some air if opening now. Flavors of plums,
Usually I think of Argentina for Malbecs, but this one is from Chile. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has plums, raspberries, char and spice. Great silky but lush texture. On the palate, more cherries than black raspberries, black cherries and plums with underlying car. Slight bitter cherries (in a good way on the finish). This is drinking great now and should last for another ten to twelve years. Drink on its own or with food, pork chops would be a nice match. Excellent value.
2018 Domaine Bousquet Cabernet Franc Gaïa Gualtallary Vineyards, Argentina, Uco Valley, Tupungato, Wine Review
This is 100% Cabernet Franc using organic grapes. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has plums and black raspberries with some char. Light tannins. On the palate, this has a lovely texture. Black raspberry fruit with slight black cherry fruit. Plenty of depth. Long finish. This is really delicious. Drinking well now, it should continue to drink well for the next ten to twelve years. Great on its own, this would work well with a wide range of foods from pizza to pork to beef tenderloin. Nice value.
Made from Organic grapes. This is 85% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah, and 5% Merlot. Inky purple in color, ruby at the rim, opaque and bright. The nose has black cherries, plums, baking spices and slight char. Tannic. Tart acidity. On the palate, plums and black raspberries with some spice. This needs a couple of years to integrate and then should drink well for eight to ten. If opening now, give it a few hours of air. This drinks well on its own but will go well with grilled meats.
This is an organically grown, relatively inexpensive Malbec from Argentina. Purple/ruby in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has cherries and baking spices. With air, some black cherries. On the palate, nice black cherry fruit, some plums and a bit of char. Medium tannins. Good acidity. This is a dry wine with just a perception of ripeness/sweetness. Good finish. This will be a popular wine to serve at cookouts with burgers off the grill. Drink over the next three to five years.
2020 Domaine Jean Bousquet Virgen Organic Red Blend, Argentina, Mendoza, Tupangato Valley, Wine Review
This is a blend of 35% Malbec, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc. It is certified organic. Purple in color with ruby swirls. Mostly opaque and bright. The nose has black cherries and slight char. On the palate, medium to full bodied. Raspberries and black raspberries. Firm tannins. Long finish. This drinks easy with no bite. Clean. This drinks well now and should drink well for the next five to eight years. Tasty on its own, this will work well with beef or pork dishes. Really a tremendous value in organic wines.
Bonterra has been a winery that has been reviewed here many time. They provide quality wines at a fair price from grapes that are organically farmed. This is a blend of mostly Grenache with some Malbec and Viognier. The juice comes from the remains of grapes used from their Rose, and then hard pressed. It is fermented mostly in barrel although some sees stainless, and then aged in neutral French oak for five months. It is not meant to take too seriously. Garnet in color, clear and bright. The nose has cherries, fig newtons, and clementine oranges. Medium bodied. 13.3% ABV. On the
This is an inexpensive Malbec from Argentina that shows why they can be great value plays. Purple in color with ruby at the rim. The nose has dusty black cherries, slight black cherries and black pepper. On the palate, this is medium to full bodied. Firm, thick tannins. The black cherries come out more on the palate. This is straightforward and easy to drink. It could probably use a year or so for the tannins to integrate more but if opening now, either decant ot let it breathe for a couple of hours. This drinks well on its own but would work better with a bit of fat. Either some b
This is another nice value play from Argentina. It is an upfront, tasty wine that is affordable to most. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is nice with plums, black cherries and dust. Full bodied. This is ripe but dry. Lots of juicy black cherries and plums on the palate. Light tannins. Easy to drink. This works great on its own and would work well with a burger off the grill. Drink over the next few years.