Norton Barrel Select Malbec

I was walking through the wine section at H.E.B, our local supermarket looking at the selection of wines from South America and making selections to have over the New Years weekend when I noticed this “Barrel  Select” with a very reasonable $10 and some change. I had to bring it home and give it a

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Trapiche Malbec 2015

If you have read this blog for any length of time you know I have a real addiction for the wines of South America especially the Malbecs.  This group of wines tends to be a good value for the price.  Malbecs are produced in Argentina, Chile and Peru (which I recently discovered for the first

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Portillo Malbec 2014

This Malbec is a deep ruby red wine produced from hand-harvested grapes in the Mendoza Region of Argentina.  The Portillo Malbec presents a bouquet rich with the fruit tones of blackberries and plums.  The flavors of red current, black cherry are backed up by round tannins with a finish of long notes of cinnamon, cloves

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Alamos Malbec

This Alamos wine is an inky opaque dark red color with ruby red streaks going out to a deep-pink color at the rim. Several pungent notes jump out at you, but mainly black fruit tones of crushed black cherries, warm blueberry cobbler, spices, licorice, pepper, mocha and chocolate. This wine makes an entranc e with

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Menage a Trois Malbeb

This is another Malbec from the Mendoza Region of Argentina. I have been fascinated with these Malbecs for over a year now. The Malbec presents tones of fresh blackberries and cherries to the nose. Menage a Trois Malbeb has the tones of black berries, blueberries, dark cherries and spices to build a complex dance of

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Rancho Alto Malbec 2013

This was a $9.00 bottle at Walgreens and I am quite leased with it. This is another Argentinean Malbec, which is becoming a theme in my wine writing. It has an inky deep red color in the glass there are heavy fruit notes of blackberry and raspberry being the foremost. Their might also be just

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Pascual Toso Malbec 2013

This is another Malbec from the Mendoza Region of Argentina. The aromas of plums and oak hint at the flavors of this wine. To the pallet this Malbec presents the flavors of Black Berries and, licorice are primary with traces of smoky vanilla and oak linger through the finish.

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Bodega Norton Coleccion Malbec 2014

This Malbec from the Mendoza region of Argentina has a deep ruby red color.   Aromas of black berries, newly ripened plums and fresh strawberries are predominant to the nose. This wine has a good balance and is not overly acidic.   This is a smooth full flavored Malbec. Pair this Malbec paring well with grilled meats

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K-nom 2012 Clos Troteligotte Cahors Malbec from France

According the tasting notes for K-nom 2012 Clos Troteligotte Cahors Malbeb from France “Enticing red cherry aromas lead you into a sip of this well-made Malbec blend. Your palate is immediately filled with fresh berries, but there is underlying complexity as the earthy notes become apparent. Silky-smooth tannins and pleasant minerality allow this French Malbec

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