Robert Mondavi Winery

The Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

It’s great to see the historic and influential Robert Mondavi Winery return to excellence. Napa Bordeaux blend with 85% #cabernetsauvignon 6% #cabernetfranc 6% #petitverdot 2% #malbec 1% #merlot. This wine shines with generous decanting. Elegant, memorable ripe bramble fruit and black plum, sweet baking spices on the nose. Juicy tartness underlays a bold wave of fruit on the palate with silken tannins on the finish. I definitely plan on laying down my other bottle for at least half a decade. #oakville — 2 months ago

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Château de Grézels

Prestige Cahors Malbec Merlot 2019

First-rate QPR #cahors #malbec #merlot (70%/30%) blend. Nose considerably fruitier than the previous vintages I’ve found at #costco which were 100% Malbec. The merlot brings ripe bramble fruit on the nose followed by earthy undertones. Succulent acidity on the palate right up front, black berries following with some dark chocolate, forest floor, leather notes. Hearty tannins linger on the finish and build with each sip. QPR is way up there for under $9. — 9 months ago

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Nice Winery

Reserve Malbec 2018

Reserve #mendoza #malbec with plenty of personality. Bramble fruit, cassis, faint tobacco and vanilla hints on nose. Taut acidity up front on palate, medium plus body, fruit more shy than the nose would suggest, peppery spice, then leather tobacco progress to grippy tannins on the finish. Those tannins and acidity suggest this wine could easily evolve 5 years or more in the cellar. Brilliant glass paired with Wagyu steak sandwich with chimichurri sauce. — 3 months ago


Winemaker Private Selection Canelones Malbec Marselan

Interesting #uruguay red blend from #canelones region. A few days after uncorking it’s evolved nicely. Substantial black/purple bramble fruit aromas up front followed by an understated earthy, leather character and some mushroom notes. Plump acidity on palate, less fruit and more coffee, licorice finished by rounded tannins. 70% #malbec 30% #marselan - interesting wine found from a friend at a South American grill restaurant. — 9 months ago

Terrazas de Los Andes

Reserva High Altitude Vineyards Malbec 2019

Intense purple-magenta color; black bramble fruit, soft pepper notes on nose. Palate - lush dark fruit wave offset by generous acidity and a pronounced spicy-pepper finish with fine-spun tannins on a prolonged finish. Enchanting high QPR #mendoza #malbec. — a year ago

K&L Wines

Tinto Negro Limestone Block Tunuyan Malbec 2019

Deep dark tasty Argentinian #malbec paired with flap chimichurri — 6 months ago


Valle de Colchagua Malbec 2020

Sleeper hit #valledecolchagua #malbec - No overt jamminess on nose instead subtle bramble fruit, earthy funk and interesting tar notes; well-balanced palate, soft lingering tannins. — a year ago

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La Posta

Pizzella Family Mendoza Malbec 2020

Deep bramble fruit nose, nicely balanced #mendoza #malbec, all important acidity is there, 13.5% ABC. QPR is strong from Costco. — 2 years ago