2014 Argentina Malbec
The White Owl
Today’s impressive, budget-minded, small-production El Chaco 2014 Argentina Malbec hails from the high altitude vineyards of world-renowned Kiwi winemaker, Nick Goldschmidt.
He’s been making wines in California, New Zealand and Argentina for 25 years - led winemaking at Simi for 13 years and now makes wines for you under his own labels.
The vineyard where this wine was born sits at 4000’ elevation, resulting in a wine driven by dark fruits and spice, with a touch of terroir and earthen characteristics.
This wine is very fragrant, with black cherry, cedar, smoky cherry, cassis and plum, clay, sweet dried flower petals, cracked red peppercorn and a hint of sweet tobacco leaf.
Soft and silky on initial entry, this Malbec shows off delicious flavors of blackberry compote, black cherry, raspberry, leather, plum, violets, dried earth, smoky cherry, and cracked black pepper.
For those ready to jump up in class from the traditional budget Malbec, today’s highly recommended and very delicious El Chaco 2014 Argentina Malbec is one that will surely impress.
Garnet at the edges and rusty mahogany at its heart. After a good swirl, wine-colored legs start high up on the glass wall before meandering slowly downward.
Black cherry, cedar, smoky cherry, cassis and plum, clay, sweet dried flower petals, cracked red peppercorn and a hint of sweet tobacco leaf.
Blackberry compote, black cherry, raspberry, leather, plum, violets, dried earth, smoky cherry, and cracked black pepper.
Silky and elegant at first, then a light, crushed velvet dryness spreads throughout the palate as plush tannins are revealed.
Enjoy with a wide variety of pairing choices, including grilled red meats, spicy foods, pasta and even heartier fish dishes. How about a salmon with sharp cheese risotto?
What the Winery Says
- Nick Goldschmidt
- 60% Malbec
- 40% Cot
- 6.3 g/l
- 980 cases