Malbec is a red wine grape that has been grown in France's Bordeaux region and used as a blending grape with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Malbec grapes play that same role in France's Loire Valley where it is blended with Gamay and Cabernet Franc. Even in California there are only small plantings of Malbec. But Argentina is a different matter altogether. Malbec vines were brought there many years ago from France and Malbec wines seem to have found a natural home. For some reason certain grapes just seem to favor certain climates and the Malbec grape has found a home in Argentina where it is produced and bottled on its own producing some profound wines. Wherever they are from you should buy Malbec wines at Ultimate Wine Shop.
What an elegant Cabernet. Aromas of plum, anise, violet, dried tobacco and oak. The Cabernet is soft and powerful at the same time, as Franciscan ages this in both French and American oak, and it's also blended with Merlot, Syrah... Read More
This wine is to honor the addition of Donald Hess's 2 sons-in-law to the wine making world. The blend of Merlot, Syrah and Petite Sirah, with sprinkles of Malbec and Mourvedre, are grown on their Mt Veeder property high above... Read More