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La Posta Malbec Pizzella Family Vineyard 2008

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Ripe and flashy, with a showy layer of mocha leading the way for spice cake, raspberry and boysenberry fruit flavors laid over a lush, creamy finish. Dense but lithe, with the fruit echoing through the finish.

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La Posta:
Angel Paulucci's family has produced wine in Italy since the early 1800's, and Angel arrived in Mendoza with his parents in 1953 at the age of 21. In 1960, he planted his first Malbec vineyard, and in 1970 he planted a special block of Malbec vines in Ugarteche at the southern limit of the Lujan de Cuyo department. If you get Angel talking, plan to stay awhile—he will regale you with childh... Read more
Angel Paulucci's family has produced wine in Italy since the early 1800's, and Angel arrived in Mendoza with his parents in 1953 at the age of 21. In 1960, he planted his first Malbec vineyard, and in 1970 he planted a special block of Malbec vines in Ugarteche at the southern limit of the Lujan de Cuyo department. If you get Angel talking, plan to stay awhile—he will regale you with childhood stories of enemy soldiers firing bullets into his family's red wine barrels so that they could quench their thirst. And of course, he will tell you about his vineyard: very tight spacing, superficial irrigation, lime-laden soils, and Malbec grapes that make an old-timer smile. Read less

Member Reviews for La Posta Malbec Pizzella Family Vineyard

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Snooth User: EMark
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3.00 5
08/05/2011

Beautiful in the glass--more red than purple. Woody, viny aroma. Very lean in the mouth. Satisfying wine, but difficult to characterize flavors. More flavor in the back of the palate (spicy) than the front. I was concerned that this wine would not match as well with food as I had hope, but with my meal berry flavors do emerge. It stood up well to my grilled steak. $12.99 at Costco a couple weeks ago.


Snooth User: cgplayer9
8492221,032
2.50 5
01/02/2012

Mostly dark friuts, acid was a bit unbalanced; maybe will mellow some with age.


Snooth User: Wustl07
12208681
4.00 5
11/22/2010

Tremendous blueberry. Most of the Malbecs i have had lately have been overhyped crap Not this one. 91 pts


Snooth User: cat pretzel
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5.00 5
04/10/2011

Five glasses


External Reviews for La Posta Malbec Pizzella Family Vineyard

External Review
04/01/2010

Don't be concerned if you find yourself inhaling deeply from your glass, over and over—it is just your nose's way of telling you that it wants its fair share! This is a medium-bodied and well-structured wine that is incredibly full of life and born to be enjoyed with food and friends.



Ripe and flashy, with a showy layer of mocha leading the way for spice cake, raspberry and boysenberry fruit flavors laid over a lush, creamy finish. Dense but lithe, with the fruit echoing through the finish.

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