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Soft-textured and Plush: Troon Vineyards Blue Label Malbec

2013 Troon Vineyards Blue Label Malbec, Rogue Valley, Oregon In the past two decades, Malbec’s popularity has risen in leaps and bounds. Sure, the grape has been around forever, but it was the Argentinians who brought Malbec into the lives of most wine enthusiasts. (more…)

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Trivento Malbec Reserve

Wine Review: 2013 Trivento Malbec Reserve, Mendoza, Argentina . In a sea of offerings that are mostly fantastic, this Malbec stands out from the crowd. Offering up complex aromas including a barnyardy (not bretty) sinewy masculine bouquet that also includes seductive chocolate and cherry+ blue+ berry aromas. (more…)

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2010 McKinley Springs Malbec

Wine Review: 2010 McKinley Springs Malbec, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington The 2010 McKinley Springs Malbec relied heavily on the best quality, well grown, high pedigree Horse Heaven Hills fruit obtained during the challenging 2010 vintage. Thanks to grower Rob Andrews winemaker Doug Rowell at McKinley Springs shows he has the skills to pay the bills […]

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2011 Vina Montes Kaiken Ultra Malbec

Wine Review: Vina Montes Kaiken Ultra Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina The team at Vina Montes seems to be able to do magic with this Kaiken Ultra Malbec when it comes to consistently delivering a well-made exciting and tasty wine. Vintage after vintage with very little variance for whatever growing conditions nature dealt them, Kaiken continues to […]

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Wine Review: 2010 Graffigna Centenario Reserve Argentina Malbec

With so much Malbec showing up on the shelves of wine retailers, sometimes I feel afloat in a sea of choices as a wine consumer. As popular varieties go, Malbec does not have a long history here in the states despite being the second oldest winery in Argentina. It was a pleasure to be introduced to the  Graffigna […]

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Wine Review: 2012 Montes Twins Red Blend

Wine Review: 2012 Montes Twins Red Blend, Colchagua Valley, Chile The Montes Twins red blend is their first foray into fun label marketing and yes, the label is fun and represents the young wine well. With or without the label this wine stands on its own two grapes (Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon) and stands pretty well. […]

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