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Red Rock Winery Reserve Malbec 2015

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Shy and very tight on the nose with nice black cherry, plum vanilla, and bacon notes topped with a hint of maple syrup. Medium full bodied though this is nicely transparent with a fine bed of supportive tannins and layers of maple syrup, ripe herb, and vanilla tones over the core of black, plummy fruit. This finishes with decent length though the wood tones take the upper hand here and lead to a nice, slightly sweetened cigarbox note on the finale. 85pts

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Red Rock Winery:
Over the past decade Red Rock has gained an enviable reputation for producing superb ultra premium wines. They are handcrafted on the estate from vines that creep up the side of a dormant volcano west of Geelong. The mineral-rich soil, low rainfall and cool climate result in a unique terroir which, when coupled with sensitive winemaking, yields distinctly individual wines with power and finesse.

Editorial Reviews for Red Rock Winery Reserve Malbec

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 11/30/2011

Shy and very tight on the nose with nice black cherry, plum vanilla, and bacon notes topped with a hint of maple syrup. Medium full bodied though this is nicely transparent with a fine bed of supportive tannins and layers of maple syrup, ripe herb, and vanilla tones over the core of black, plummy fruit. This finishes with decent length though the wood tones take the upper hand here and lead to a nice, slightly sweetened cigarbox note on the finale. 85pts


Member Reviews for Red Rock Winery Reserve Malbec

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Snooth User: garrettgroves
118234715
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 01/27/2013

Three and a half glasses


3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 11/28/2011

Dusty cherry aromas and bright red fruit. A little thin towards the end but it lasts long and has some extra cocoa and a little menthol towards the finish.


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 12/01/2011

Big fruit here on the nose and in the mouth with a hint of cedar. Classic dark fruit with just enough bite!


Snooth User: Kate Statton
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0.50 5
Vintage: 2009 12/01/2011

fruity and a bit vegetal, cauliflower? not a fan.


Snooth User: Zeller722
83777217
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 05/11/2011

Smooth

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Great smooth taste

Snooth User: trotstoomuch
9024141
0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/27/2011

Loved it! Just a bit smoother and fruitier than their merlot.


Snooth User: Doctor Random
85864655
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 07/29/2011

I can imagine enjoying this wine in a dark jazz club. Smokey texture with a woody after-effect.


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External Reviews for Red Rock Winery Reserve Malbec

External Review
Vintage: 2013 03/02/2015

Our Red Rock Mendoza Malbec exhibits the hallmarks of Argentine Malbec, with its subtle spicy and floral notes. Flavors of dark fruit create an underlying jamminess, giving this wine a mouth-filling texture that extends into a smooth, fruit-driven finish. Viticulture Notes: The 2013 vintage in Mendoza began with a cooler growing season that led to in wines with heightened acidity, lower sugar levels and intense aromatics. Harvest was delayed about a week due to the cooler weather, and as a result, the yields in Mendoza were up for the first time in three years. With excellent acidity and tannins, the wines of 2013 produced from Mendoza grapes will offer an enjoyable taste now or after years of aging. Winemaking Notes: The grapes for our Mendoza Malbec were hand-selected before destemming and crushing. Fermentation occurred in upright conical tanks for one week at a maximum temperature of 83°F. To encourage optimal color and flavor extraction, the grapes were left in contact with the skins for up to 15 days, and frequent pump-overs were employed. Following primary fermentation, all lots completed malolactic fermentation to soften the mouthfeel and create a more robust texture. - Winery Titratable Acidity: 0.57g/100ml pH: 3.73 Alcohol Level: 13.9%


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Vintage: 2012 09/10/2013

Our Red Rock Mendoza Malbec exhibits some of the hallmarks of Argentine Malbec, with its subtle spicy and floral notes. Flavors of dark fruit create an underlying jamminess, giving this wine a mouth-filling texture that extends into a smooth, fruit-driven finish.Flavors of dark fruit create an underlying jamminess, giving this wine a mouth-filling texture that extends into a smooth, fruit-driven finish. - WineryTitratable Acidity: 0.61g/100mlpH: 3.7Alcohol Level: 13.5%Residual Sugar: .21g/100ml


External Review
Vintage: 2010 09/10/2013

Although it was historically grown as a blending grape in the Bordeaux region of France, it has seen recent popularity as a single‐varietal wine out of Argentina. Malbec, a thin‐skinned grape, thrives with the abundance of sun and warm, dry weather offered in some growing climates in California. Like France, California has traditionally used Malbec as a blending grape but opportunities to showcase this full‐bodied varietal are increasing. Malbec is characterized by its deep purple color, smooth tannins, and ripe fruit flavors. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2013

Although it was historically grown as a blending grape in the Bordeaux region of France, it has seen recent popularity as a single‐varietal wine out of Argentina. Malbec, a thin‐skinned grape, thrives with the abundance of sun and warm, dry weather offered in some growing climates in California. Like France, California has traditionally used Malbec as a blending grape but opportunities to showcase this full‐bodied varietal are increasing. Malbec is characterized by its deep purple color, smooth tannins, and ripe fruit flavors. - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

Soft and sleek, with modest blueberry, rosemary and spice notes. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Slightly more interesting, the 2009 Malbec exhibits darker berries along with hints of earth, cocoa and spice box. Medium-bodied and riper than the Merlot, it is a blend of 76% Malbec, 8% Syrah and the rest Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It should be consumed over the next 2ndash;3 years.



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