Malbec Madness Finals
Did your bracket crush the competition like a grape? This week is our Malbec Finals, where we crown the WINNER, the best of the best, la crème de la crème, the cream of the crop, the pick of the litter, as chosen by all our favorite imbibers. March on in to Pettyjohn’s and try the four chosen ones this week. Will your top pick win it all? Find out tonight from 5-7!
Official Final Four Results
La Cultivada Hojiblanca 2016 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extra virgin olive oil (100% picual variety). Ideal for daily use. It is an extra virgin with a great body, a yellowish green and a medium intensity in bitterness and sharpness. Ideal to use at restaurants, hotels, etc., both raw and fried. It is an intensely fruity oil, without any flaw, with a pleasant smell of fresh-scented grass and a taste of fresh fruit. Among its best qualities stands out its resistance to rancidity, due to the significant amount of vitamin E that it has. Naturally gluten free and non-allergenic
First up for the evening, and facing off against the Aggie, we have the Trivento Reserve Malbec. While I’m tempted to call this the “baby-brother” of the Trivento Golden Reserve (a long time store favorite) this wine is anything but babyish. Deep red and violet in color, with powerful aromas of ripe red fruits, strawberries and cherries, with hints of coffee and chocolate from the oak, this wine shows up as soon as you start to pour it. Good body and fleshy tannins with a long, lingering finish, this is another one not to miss out on!
Vaglio Aggie Malbec- Reg. $18.99 SALE $15.99
Facing off against Trivento this week we have the Vaglio Aggie, a new and exciting entry to Malbec Madness! This is 100% Malbec from a single vineyard in Gualtallary, Uco Valley (read that as “Near Mendoza”). The wine shows notes of butterscotch, chocolate, and warm baking spices alongside blue and purple fruit notes. A round and creamy mid palate with subtle nutty notes round out this lighter style, mineral driven Malbec. Don’t miss the chance to try this year’s newcomer.
Kaiken Reserva Malbec- Reg. $13.99 SALE $10.99
Third up we have the Kaiken Reserva, facing off against the Catena Alta Malbec. This wine has an intensely ruby red color that sets up the nose which reveals fruity aromas that intermingle with aromas of wildflowers and a predominance of black fruits. such as blackberries accompanied by notes of coffee and chocolate flavors that develop with oak aging. The palate is dense, with blackberries accompanied by notes of coffee and chocolate flavors that develop with oak aging. This is complimented with a well-balanced acidity, round and elegant tannins and a medium-long persistence on the finish.
Catena Alta Malbec- Reg. $52.99 SALE $42.99
Last up and facing off against the Kaiken Reserva we have the Catena Alta Malbec. This wine is deep violet in color with indigo highlights. The nose has aromas of ripe red and black berry fruits with notes of violets and lavender and hints of leather and a touch of spices. The wine is full-bodied and rich, with sweet tannins and a smooth structure, offering multiple layers of of blackberries and black currant with hints of licorice, vanilla, and black pepper. This wine’s lengthy finish shows beautiful minerality with fine tannins and lively acidity. Don’t miss trying it yourself and seeing if it can beat a classic Pettyjohn’s standby.
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See you tonight!