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Alamos Malbec 2018

Mendoza, ArgentinaFrom high altitude vineyards, this full bodied malbec (tipped with 1.5% each of cabernet sauvignon and tempranillo) was cold soaked for 3 days prior to ferment, to extract additional intensity from the skins. After a week long ferment in stainless, this remained on skins with regular pumpovers for 20 days, prior to aging in a mix of French and American oak for 8 months. Ripe and round with downy violets, plump blueberries, blackberry jam, this is housed with downy / furry tannins to a shorter finish. Crack and drink now, with skirt steak.Tasted: 27 February 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 14.99 BCLS AB 12.50 select private retailers MB 14.99 Manitoba Liquor Mart ON 15.20 The Beer Guy PEI 14.45 PEILCC NF 14.45 NLLC Producer: Bodega Catena ZapataDistributors: E. & J. Gallo Winery Canada, Ltd.
Blend: Malbec - Syrah - BonardaCSPC: 467951UPC: 085000018194