Alamos Malbec

Alamos Malbec - 2018

Item # 50003 750mL
$10.99/ Single Bottle
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Tasting Notes

When considering Malbec from Mendoza, high into the mountains is the way to go. Cool air from 3660 ft elevation in the Uco Valley restrains the voluptuous fruit profile of this typically jammy grape variety. Give in to a craving for grilled meats, spicy/sweet BBQ sauces and pair with this luscious, ripe red. A rich texture encases concentrated cassis and black raspberry fruit. Soft chocolate flavors from French and American oak mingle with ripe, silky tannins.


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