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Dona Paula Estate Malbec 2016 – A Good, Basic, Straight-Forward Malbec

Dona Paula Estate, Malbec 2016, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina, Wine Casual

Dona Paula Estate, Malbec 2016, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

Tasting Note: A good, basic, straight-forward malbec.

Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of black plum, kirsch, raspberry, blossom with some herbal hints and green-pepper notes.

On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied malbec delivers medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and slightly-grippy, medium-plus tannin.

The wine is balanced and would well complement dishes with lots of herbs.

Bottle Note: This wine comes from our Alluvia vineyard in the Uco Valley. Located at 4,430 feet above sea level, the terroir consists of mineral and rocky soils. Our malbec has an intense violet color, pure aromas of black fruits, violets and spices, and firm tannins balanced with fresh acidity. Try this wine with red meat such as beef tenderloin medallions. Our vineyards are managed using sustainable agricultural practices.

Rating: 89 points
Price: $13
Alcohol: 13.5%
Importer: Trinchero Vineyards, St. Helena, Napa County, California
Tasted: Home
Tasting Date: March 24, 2019

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