About This Wine
Cas’ Almare wines are crafted with two goals in mind.
“Each of our handcrafted wines is a true expression of its appellation,” explains winemaker Stepan Baghdassarian. In the case of the 2009 Malbec “Reserva,” the appellation is Lujan de Cuyo in Argentina’s vast Mendoza region. The vineyard is situated in the Agrelo area, some 3,400 feet above sea level.
The other goal? “Our wines must make great accompaniments to food around the table with family and friends,” Baghdassarian says. There’s not much he can do about the family and friends, but he definitely has a deft touch in the cellar that renders his wines extremely food-friendly.
The Malbec “Reserva,” for example, pairs nicely with a wide array of beef-based dishes, including tri-tip steak and beef barley soup. You supply the family and/or friends, prepare a beef-focused meal, open this bottle, and get ready for a most memorable culinary experience — courtesy of Stepan Baghdassarian and Cas’ Almare.
A midseason ripener, it can bring very deep color, ample tannin, and a particular plum-like flavor component to add complexity to claret blends.
- Grape Composition:100% Malbec
- Grape Source:Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
- Aromas & Flavors:Plum, Vanilla Bean, Blackberry, Blueberry, Leather, Spice & Caramel
- Aging Vessels:French and American Oak Barrels for 12 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2017
- Food Pairing Suggestiona tri-tip steak, or beef barley soup.
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