This 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley is not my favorite.
The label says Limited Production and I wonder if it is because they gave up.
While the bottle is nice, the label sophisticated and the expectations somewhat
elevated, this wine lacked thoroughness in both the richness and flavor departments.
Going to a party and can’t decide how much to spend and not buy some junk wine that was a waste of money and made you the indirect voice of ridicule as the tasters made their statements regarding your choice? Well there is another wine to add to the list. Reasonably priced, decent tasting. The Ravenwood line is alright.
This tasty limited edition Malbec was also grown and bottled in the Mendoza region of Argentina.
Imported by WX Imports, Novato, CA
Another fine Malbec that is now on my Top 5 Malbec list. Not as good as my favorite, Bodega de
ELENA, but gets close. This wine is a 2012, so maybe it needs a year, but still was a very good selection.
The Espuela del Gaucho has unique, slow running, heavy legs. It carries a lighter body, landing gently
on the tongue, joyfully leaving hints of mixed berries grown in the fresh Andes air and then drifts away.
Another quality Malbec, that any California cab or merlot drinker would enjoy for under $12.
Another fine wine from the Mendoza region nestled in Argentina.
TERRAZAS de los Andes Reserva Malbec 2010
Produced and bottled by Terrazas de los Andes, Argentina
Selected grapes of the Mendoza region terraces, found a little more than 1,000
meters above sea level, make their way into this wine. The selectivity of this
wine is probably why it is imported by the Moet Hennessy company.
Personally, this wine is almost as good as my still favorite Malbec, Bodega de
ELENA. The Terrazas is kind of similar to the Elena, but I found it to be a touch
lighter in body and flavor when landing on the tongue. The Terrazas is flowery
and fruity. Perhaps the Terrazas could be imagined as a merlot version of the
Elena if it were imagined as a cabernet of the same vinter.
The Terrazas is a good wine, reasonably priced and will be gone before the
bottles of Mondavi that other people brought to the party.
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Product of Argentina.
Imported by WX Imports, Novato , CA
This low priced gaucho Malbec tastes more like the boot sweat of a gaucho.
I may have gotten a bad bottle, but this was my least favorite of
the bottles tasted by the Dude of Food.
Raised in Mendoza, Argentina
Imported by Redwood Creek Winery, Modesto, CA
I wanted to like this wine but felt it was just not quite as good as the
Robert Mondavi PS ’11 or Sensual ’12. Not sure why. Same grape,
same region, same year.
This wine’s taste was much like the Sensual and Mondavi but there was a slight
shift that did not work in the Redwood Creek’s favor. The price is about the
same so if I had my option, I’d choose the others.