Nathan’s Wine of The Week 9/25/19

Clos de Los Siete Malbec Blend 2015

Regular Price: $21.99

Sale Price: $12.99

This bold and deep red blend is fashioned by winemaking megastar, Michel Rolland. He utilizes grapes born of Argentina’s majestic Valle de Uco, where stony soils and high-desert vegetation is dotted with enormous Andean boulders that have rested there since prehistoric times. This vintage is a combination of 58% Malbec, 23% Merlot, 10% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 8% Syrah, and 1% Petit Verdot; grapes were picked by hand, and aged in French oak casks. The result is an immediately appealing and eminently drinkable red blend that simply leaves similarly-priced California red blends in the dust.

91 points – Wine Spectator: “Offers a lithe and well-cut blend of cherry, dried berry, currant and spice box flavors that mesh easily. The richly textured finish lingers with creamy notes. Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2021.”

90 points – Wine Advocate: “Thirty percent of the wine remains unoaked to keep the freshness, and the rest matured in first, second and third use barriques for 11 to 12 months. This is a regular and harmonious wine with a commercial profile, approachable, polished and sleek. The palate is medium to full-bodied with round, lush tannins and clean flavors.”

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