2008 Kalinda Malbec Mendoza

SKU #1063953

Our first Kalinda bottling in Argentina is this delicious malbec. Though we are not allowed to tell you where exactly the fruit is sourced, we can say that it is from a winery whose wines we have regularly stocked and even sent large emails out to our customers. We selected this wine for its typically generous, Malbec-y plum and berry fruit, mouth filling texture and balancing acidity. Though the wine is aged for 10 months in a combination of American and French oak, the richness and freshness of the fruit is what stands out the most in this wonderful malbec.

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By: Kirk Walker |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/29/2011  | Send Email
This is a delicious Malbec, and a perfect party red. Dark, round fruit, modestly rich, and just enough ripe, soft tannins to support everything. it finished with just a touch of spice. A very good cocktail red.

By: Jim Barr |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/27/2011  | Send Email
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Coming from three vineyard locations in Ugarteche, La Consulta and Agrelo, this is our first private label Malbec from Argentina, and it is really an exciting Gem for us. Medium-deep ruby in color, the nose is bright, flashy, and opulent with blackberry to white pepper spiciness to extracted pluminess that carries over onto its broad, fleshy, bright palate impressions that is framed by just a touch of oak. Its finish is long, warm, and complete. This is an amazing, complex Gem of a Malbec from Argentina for us, and Anderson says that this will be our only house red for the month, and for you to really enjoy it. 13.9% ABV (Jim Barr)
Drink from 2011 to 2015

By: Chiara Shannon |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/27/2011  | Send Email
This new private label Malbec of ours really packs a punch. Rich, ripe and fruit-forward, this full-bodied Malbec has unctuous berry flavors, a creamy mouthfeel, and just the right touch of oakey spice to be modern and crowd-pleasing while showcasing varietal typicity. Get your brasas hot and let's have some asado!

 By: CH |  Review Date: 11/21/2011 
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Not sure what everyone else was drinking but this had zero fruit on the palate. Lots of green flavors, black olive, some cigar box on the nose and good acidity, but otherwise pretty closed up, even after a day. Tried with steak, mushrooms, onions which you'd think would coax some flavors out of a Malbec. Not bad just not seductive or delicious like others even in this price range.

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Varietal:

Malbec

- These days if you're drinking a Malbec it's probably from Argentina. The most planted grape in that country, varietally-labeled Argentine Malbecs are one of the wine market's great values, prized for their slight herbal component and dark, luscious fruit. Structurally, Argentina's Malbecs are much different than those grown in the grape's native France; they are riper, fruitier and fleshier. In France, the best iterations of Malbec can be found in the Cahors, where it can be quite decadent. It is also planted in the Loire Valley, where it is called Côt and is often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon or Gamay, and in Bordeaux, where it has fallen from favor in many of the region's great blends because it is difficult to grow. In the United States, the varietal is frequently added to Meritage wines - Bordeaux style blends - but it is rarely found on its own.
Country:

Argentina

- Argentina is regarded as one of the most dynamic wine-producing nations in the world, and possibly the most important wine-producing region in South America. Only four countries in the world produce more wine than Argentina. Considerable investments (much of which has come from famous French, Italian and California wine producers) have been made in new vineyards and winemaking technology in the past several years, which along with recent plantings of more premium varieties of grapes, has made Argentina much more competitive internationally. The Mendoza region is the most important region in Argentina's wine industry. And Malbec, among other Bordeaux varietals grown here, reigns supreme. Click for a list of bestselling items from Argentina.
Alcohol Content (%): 14