How 'bout that "Malbec"!! ATTN: Alejandro Audisio

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Re: How 'bout that "Malbec"!! ATTN: Alejandro Audisio

Postby Isaac » Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:00 pm

Interesting coincidence.

Rarely are the wines discussed here available locally. however, a couple of weeks ago, I was in Eugene, OR, and went to Trader Joe's. I picked up several bottles to try. Among them was the Doña Paula Malbec. Not the best bottle in the box, but very likely the best value. Very nice, and I will buy it again.
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Re: How 'bout that "Malbec"!! ATTN: Alejandro Audisio

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:08 pm

Isaac, I have been hoarding some older vintages of Dona Paula to see what developes over time. BTW the Reserve bottling is the heaviest wine bottle I have ever handled!
I usually pop into HRH Jancis website from time to time and she has a piece on Catena. See.................

http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/20060926
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Re: How 'bout that "Malbec"!! ATTN: Alejandro Audisio

Postby AaronW » Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:19 pm

Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Upcoming Malbec Open Mike eh!!?? Seems to be a fair amount of Malbec interest this past few weeks. Wonder who started all of this, LOL.



It's been a committee effort, Bob, with you as "chairman". Props to you big fella. :wink:
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Re: How 'bout that "Malbec"!! ATTN: Alejandro Audisio

Postby Alejandro Audisio » Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:27 pm

The Doña Paula Reserve bottling is the equivalent of the local (Argentine) market Seleccion de Bodega. This producer has two Reserve labels, a Chardonnay and the above mentioned Malbec.
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