Alamos Ridge Malbec 2008

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This Alamos wine comes from high-altitude vineyards in Mendoza wine region of western Argentina. The wine represents ...

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Decent wine at a great price. Very bright spice, with a lighter fruity body. A standard wine. Read more

This is a standard in my collection. Easy drinking wine with a good spice at the back end and with enough body to make it interesting without overp... Read more

This was my first Malbec that wasn't part of a blend. I ordered a glass at a Cuban restaurant to go with picadillo, a ground beef dish. It went ver... Read more

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Snooth User: oxygin21
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3.00 5
02/18/2010

Decent wine at a great price. Very bright spice, with a lighter fruity body. A standard wine.


Snooth User: RachelAnna
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4.00 5
07/09/2009

This is a standard in my collection. Easy drinking wine with a good spice at the back end and with enough body to make it interesting without overpowering.


Snooth User: noshooz
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4.00 5
03/06/2010

This was my first Malbec that wasn't part of a blend. I ordered a glass at a Cuban restaurant to go with picadillo, a ground beef dish. It went very well with the beef, adding a sweetness to the beef. I've also sampled Alamos' Torrontes white and found it to be excellent, so I presumed (and correctly so) that the Malbec would also be good. Another reviewer suggested that it might improve with age, so I think I'll put a sticky note on a bottle to say "hold until 2012" and see how it does.


Snooth User: Wolle
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3.00 5
06/02/2010

My rating 86. Dry full bodied with plenty of tannis. Nose balanced with some complex fruit flavors. Good deal for a mainstream Malbec


Snooth User: Athon
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2.50 5
09/25/2009

1st) Violet, grassy, dank red beef and dirt nose (not unpleasant). Mild approach for a malbec, balanced, medium finish. Leather and oak, not a lot of fruit. Velvet tannins that stay with you long after the finish is gone. Wine making has made this wine too approachable to be a typical Mendoza, oriented towards mass market, which is reflected in it's price of $9.95. 2nd) Initial tasting was a little cold. Picking up a little more fruit and balanced taste. Good for 1/2 more point.

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Snooth User: GrantC
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3.50 5
08/20/2009

If you drink Malbec, this should definitely be on your list. You almost cannot go wrong with Alamos. The 2008 is very well-rounded malbec and for a great price. Typical malbec-y deep purple color and strong violet/berry aroma. Nice tannins and a really elegant sort of dryness on the back of the tongue that lingers. Unlike some inexpensive malbecs, this has a lovely finish. Granted, there are better expressions of malbec out there, but this is above the average. You must keep a bottle or two around.


Snooth User: Peternywine
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3.50 5
11/05/2009

WOW my first Malbec. I liked it very much. This wine has a thin viscosity, with hints of cherry, and melon. Wonderful aromas. I paid $9 for 9 oz.


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External Review
10/07/2009

Winery notes: The 2008 Alamos Malbec has a dark blackish purple color. The nose shows ripe black fruits black pepper spice and floral notes. The mouthfeel is full yet soft and supple with black raspberry and currant flavors mingled with notes of sweet spice and a touch of leather. The finish is long and persistent with soft sweet tannins.


External Review
10/16/2009

Alamos Malbec presents a dark purple color with violet highlights. The nose offers bright black cherry aromas with light floral notes and a touch of toast. The mouthfeel is full and rich, with ripe, concentrated cassis and black raspberry fruit flavors interwoven with a touch of chocolate and sweet spice from light oak aging. The finish is long and lingering, with ripe, velvety tannins.


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Winemaker's Notes:

This Alamos wine comes from high-altitude vineyards in Mendoza wine region of western Argentina. The wine represents the highest levels in the art of blending, using grapes from many distinct microclimates. Alamos wines are blended to create flavorful, drinkable wines that preserve each variety`s distinctive flavors, aromas, and textures. Malbec is the signature wine of the Mendoza region and represents the highest achievements of Argentine winemaking. The Alamos Malbec has dark, blackish purple color. The nose shows ripe black fruits, black pepper spice and floral notes. The mouthfeel is full yet soft and supple, with black raspberry and currant flavors mingled with notes of sweet spice and a touch of leather. The finish is long and persistent with soft, sweet tannins.

This Alamos wine comes from high-altitude vineyards in Mendoza wine region of western Argentina. The wine represents the highest levels in the art of blending, using grapes from many distinct microclimates. Alamos wines are blended to create flavorful, drinkable wines that preserve each variety`s distinctive flavors, aromas, and textures. Malbec is the signature wine of the Mendoza region and represents the highest achievements of Argentine winemaking. The Alamos Malbec has dark, blackish purple color. The nose shows ripe black fruits, black pepper spice and floral notes. The mouthfeel is full yet soft and supple, with black raspberry and currant flavors mingled with notes of sweet spice and a touch of leather. The finish is long and persistent with soft, sweet tannins.

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