Alamos Red Blend 2017

$10.99
$10.44

SKU 34642

750ml

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We start with our juicy, incredibly aromatic and concentrated Malbec and its dense plum, juicy blackberry and black cherry flavors typical of Argentinian Malbec from the adventurous Mendoza winegrowing region. Uniquely, we add Bonarda to the red blend, a European variety that thrives in Argentina. Commonly known as Charbono in the United States, Bonarda adds intense color, dried fruit character and classic savory notes of leather and black olives. Cabernet Sauvignon adds rich berry and slight herbal notes, while intriguingly spicy black pepper and blueberry notes come from Syrah.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Brand Alamos
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Wine AdvocateCompared to the 2016, the 2017 Red Blend is a slightly different blend of 60% Malbec with 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Bonarda. It has grapes from different zones of Mendoza. It fermented mostly in stainless steel with shorter macerations. Twenty percent of the volume was kept with inner staves for six months. It feels very much like a cool-climate Cabernet, with lots of spicy and herbal aromas, serious and restrained. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins and moderate acidity. It could be phenomenal with a little more freshness. Some 450,000 bottles were produced.

Luis Gutierrez, June 2018

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