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Argentina, Calchaqui Valley

El Esteco

El Esteco 'Don David' Reserve Malbec 2016

El Esteco 'Don David' Reserve Malbec 2016 90 pts Wine Spectator 'Smart Buys

Food Accompaniments

Assorted grilled meats


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

90 pts Wine Spectator 'Smart Buys' 2/28/18
An elegant red that offers a lively and well-structured mix of juicy red fruit and savory spice flavors framed by silky tannins. Finishes with notes of chocolate and hints of cream. Drink now through 2021.
91 pts James Suckling May 2016
Fruity and straightforward, fun malbec with dark fruits and stony character. Drink now.



Winemaker Notes

Terroir:
Each selection in the Don David range is sourced from entirely estate owned vineyards throughout the Cafayate Valley. Vineyards sit at elevations well above 3,000 feet with many sitting above 6,000 feet. The power of the sun at these elevations combined with very little moisture or pests leads to wines of unique purity and concentration.
Vinification:
Concentration and varietal expression are the goals of both the red and white wines in this range. The red wines undergo a 5 hour thin covering maceration which extracts additional concentration followed by more than a week of cold maceration in steel tank and 9 months in the cellars in a combination of French and American oak.
The flagship red varietal of Argentina. This wine shows plum, red fruits, spicy black cherries and cassis with toasted oak notes on the nose and palate. Ripe fruit and linear acidity balance strong but soft, ripe tannins.



Chemical Analysis

Price

SKU

Varietal

13.9% alcohol by volume

$13.99

14560

Malbec


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