Try Three For Free Wine Tasting – Focus on Malbec

Try Three for Free Wine Tasting – Malbec lovers unite!!! Saturday, January 16th from 2-5 p.m. – Malbec continues to be on of the top selling reds at Table Wine and it’s pretty easy to figure out why that is the case. The grape tends to combine the full bodied, dark fruited character of Cabernet Sauvignon with the round, soft and opulent texture of Merlot.  This combination of big flavor and smooth and supple mouthfeel is exactly what many wine drinkers are looking for.  Join us as we guide you through a tasting of Malbecs at a variety of price points and styles.  Stop by, taste, learn and save up to 20% off on all of the tasting wines.

All of the featured tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting: take 10% off if you mix any 3, 15% off if you mix any 6, or 20% off if you mix any 12.

The Wines

1. 2014 Finca Sophenia Altosur Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina) – So much cheap Argentinean Malbec is made a bit like processed cheese………in a factory in large batches with “less than natural” techniques.  That’s not the case here.  Finca Sophenia is a family owned and operated winery and they own all of their vineyards — this is really rare for Malbecs in this price range.  With plenty of ripe dark berries, plums, and just a kiss of oak, this full bodied and supple textured Malbec is perfect for every day consumption.
Tasting Price: $10.79 on mixed 3-packs | $10.19 on mixed 6-packs | $9.59 on mixed cases

2. 2013 Susana Balbo “Benmarco” Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina) – The Benmarco wines from Susana Balbo are always impressive, but the new release of her Malbec is exceptional.  From high elevation, older vineyards situated in sandy, rocky soils, this is serious stuff that sells for less than $20 a bottle!  The Wine Advocate rated this one 92 points and said “(t)he nose is really floral and fruit-driven (black fruit), a little spicy and displaying elegance and poise. The palate is vibrant and focused with pure fruit and silky, fine tannins to make it really drinkable.”  We agree and think you will too!  92 points The Wine Advocate, 92 points James Suckling
Tasting Price: $17.99 on mixed 3-packs | $16.99 on mixed 6-packs | $15.99 on mixed cases

3. 2013 Chateau Haut-Monplaisir Cahors “Tradition” (Southwestern France) – In case you didn’t know, Malbec is actually from France and the region of Cahors specializes in the grape.  This is quite different than versions from Argentina as it possesses more structure and more savory and earthy nuances.  Deeply colored and offering up notes of blackberry, black cherry, meat juices, pepper and damp earth, this is a wine that is perfectly suited to winter stews and roasts.
Tasting Price: $17.99 on mixed 3-packs | $16.99 on mixed 6-packs | $15.99 on mixed cases

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