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My Rating 90:Unbelievable low price $ 6.99 for this well balanced and subtle body and elegant restrained nose. This is quiet untypical of a Malbec... Read more
/ Open-knit, with plum, red cherry and roasted vanilla notes, followed by a round, friendly finish. Read more
Malbec 2011 - 87 points & Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast/ Subtle and fairly deep, with aromas of berry, pastry and cherry cough drop. It feels lively a... Read more
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My Rating 90:Unbelievable low price $ 6.99 for this well balanced and subtle body and elegant restrained nose. This is quiet untypical of a Malbec
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/ Open-knit, with plum, red cherry and roasted vanilla notes, followed by a round, friendly finish.
Malbec 2011 - 87 points & Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast/ Subtle and fairly deep, with aromas of berry, pastry and cherry cough drop. It feels lively and good, with blueberry and plum flavors in front of a textured, medium-deep finish.
Alta Malbec 2010 - 86 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Good berry and plum aromas send this out in solid form. The palate is full and grabby, with jammy, slightly herbal flavors of blackberry and plum. The finish is medium in length, with size and a spot of heat. Ripe, good and fresh for an under-$10 Malbec.
Bodegas Callia is situated in the Tulum Valley in Argentina’s province of San Juan. It is nestled between the Pie de Palo hills to the north and the Cerro Chico Del Zonsa to the south. Two fincas (estates) encompass 300 hectares of land: Finca Pie de Palo and Finca 9 De Julio. At 2,133 feet above sea level, the area is blessed by temperate climate, low rainfall and rich sandy alluvial and clay loam soil; the result is intense and fruity wines that reflect the rich terroir of this region. Born from passion and legend, Bodegas Callia is named for a young woman who arrived in the province of San Juan many years ago. She wrote to her family describing San Juan as a paradise endowed with abundant fruits despite the desert landscape. Her name was Callia and today, for the people of Argentina, Callia is synonymous with hope, endurance and success. Bodegas Callia celebrates the spirit of this illustrious woman. The winery’s goal is to produce the best wines in San Juan and the best Shiraz in Argentina. Along with creating quality wines, they continue to respect and support the people, nature and community from which their wines are created. Production Area Tulum Valley, San Juan, Argentina Vines grown in alluvial soils. The plants are drip-irrigated with melted snow from the Andes Mountains, providing the optimum amount of water to each plant. Grape Varieties 100% Malbec Vinification The grapes are hand-harvested and immediately crushed and destemmed to preserve freshness and fruit character. The grapes undergo a cold maceration for 48 hours at a temperature of 54°F. Fermentation takes place for 9 days at a temperature of 74°F-81°F. The wine (30%) is aged for three months in French and American oak (50/50). Color Medium ruby with purplish tints Bouquet Beautiful red fruits such as plums and cherries Taste A balanced mouthfeel with flavors of redcurrant and black cherry supported by sweet, round tannins. It culminates in a long finish with notes of cloves and cinnamon Alcohol 13.1% Serving Suggestions Excellent with barbecued dishes, burgers, spicy Mexican food such as quesadillas or tacos, roasted pork, duck, and honey baked ham.
Malbec 2009 - Wine Spectator/ Round and forward, with friendly grape and plum fruit flavors laced with toasted vanilla.
Alta Malbec 2009 - 85 Points & Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast/ ...in the mouth it has good body and grab, with roasted fruit flavors and a touch of hickory. Savory and pretty good for under $10.
Malbec 2008/ Wine Spectator's Great Buys: "Bargain hunters take note: More and more high quality wines are being made around the world, at lower prices. It's a formula that provides wine lovers with exciting wine-buying opportunities."
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