Sunday, April 03, 2011

Everyday Wine in the City - Malbec by Alamos

Alamos MalbecAfter a series of rain the past weeks - I am referring what felt like a monthlong non-stop rain in Northern California - the weather this week has been gorgeous, sunny, springlike.  On Tuesday,  Mijo grilled some chicken thighs, skirt steaks, and Salvadoran chorizos for dinner so we opened a bottle of Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina.   We usually don't finish a bottle in one sitting so a bottle is extended for the rest of the week.  

On Friday, I brought home some meat and cheese empanadas from Chile Lindo to finish the remaining Malbec before we head out for happy hour.

Tasting Date: Week of April 4, 2011.
Tasting Partner: Mijo
Wine Name: Alamos Malbec
Producer: Alamos
Region/Appelation: Mendoza, Argentina
Grape Varieties: Malbec
Vintage: 2009
Alcohol: 13.5%
Color Hue: red, brown, purple
Aroma Intensity: aromatic
Developments: youthful
Aromas: berries, chocolate, coffee
Dry/Sweet: medium sweet
Body: Medium
Acidity: Smooth
Tannins: medium level, soft
Flavors: berries, coffee

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