Wandering Grape

Malbec-Merlot

Tasting Notes:  

The Wandering Grape Malbec-Merlot displays concentrated aromas of plum, cherry, and floral notes with a hints of chocolate and vanilla. The mouth-feel is rich with plush fruits and layers of sweet spices and smoky oak. This wandering blend is 60% Malbec, 40% Merlot comes together beautifully and finishes with velvety tannins, fresh acidity, and excellent length. Enjoy now.

Food Pairings:  

Wandering Grape Malbec-Merlot is very food friendly that pairs exceptionally well with roasted or grilled meats, mature cheeses, or simply on its own.

Varietals:  

60% Malbec
40% Merlot

Wine Region:  

Mendoza, Argentina

Vineyards:  

The wandering grapes are from the communities of Lavalle, San Martin and Medrano areas, in Mendoza, Argentina. Four growers supply hand harvested, Fair Trade grapes from low yielding vines averaging 32-years-old. The vineyards are planted in clay and loam in the northern part of Mendoza, located in altitudes ranging from 1,900 to 2,300 feet above sea level. The climate is semi-desert with an average rainfall of about seven inches per year. The temperatures during the summer growing season can range between 64° to 91° Fahrenheit.

Reviews: 

2011 Vintage
89 Points BEST BUY
"Sweet, rich and firm, this blend of 65 percent malbec and merlot has a substantial tannic structure.  It's built to stand up to the abundant meats in an Argentine asado."
Wine & Spirits Magazine June 2012

2008 Vintage
88 Points (Highly Recommended)
"Creamy berry creme brulee, toasty cedar, and delicate pink peppercorn aromas follow through on a round, supple entry to a dryish medium-to-full body with green pepper and apple skin notes. Finishes in a roasted nut and peppery spice fade with chewy powdery tannins."
Silver Medal in the World Wine Championships from the Beverage Testing Institute

2007 Vintage
3 out of 5 stars
"...has a fruity nose of plum and blueberry plus notes of mocha, leather, and anise. It has bright acidity; firm tannins and a long linger on the palate."
BrixChicks by Xandria, May 6, 2009

2007 Vintage
1/2 Star
"This wine has nice floral hints of violets and blueberries followed by simple, juicy flavors of dark fruits."
Washington Post, Recommended, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009; Page 5

2007 Vintage
87 points (Highly Recommended)
"...Blueberry pudding, suede, and spicy apple pie crust aromas on a soft, satiny entry..."
Silver Medal in the World Wine Championships from the Beverage Testing Institute

 

Wandering Grape Malbec Merlot
Wandering Grape Label