The creation of two former journalists with a love for wine and Argentina, SonVida Winery is a relative new comer on the vino scene. Yet their wines are already making a mark and the 2012 Malbec is one great example.
Composed of 95% Malbec with a 5% splash of Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine was aged in French oak barrels for 14 months providing soft sophisticated feel. What one can appreciate most from this Malbec is the assertive complexity that highlights the depth of expressions possible from the varietal. Unlike many an Argentinian Malbec, at no time does the fruit overwhelm the palate’s experience leaving red wine enthusiasts with a surprisingly well-rounded find.
Here’s my complete review:
2012 SonVida Malbec
Nearly opaque blackberry in color, the wine opens with an impressive nose that works through fruits like plum, blackberry, and raspberry, a flinty minerality, an unmistakable beefy note, cacao, and a subtle toastiness. The medium bodied palate follows a simplified path of dark fruits up front wrapped in a tinge of cacao followed by a balance of tannins and acidity that blend together in a drawn out finish.
Recommended for Malbec and bolder red wine enthusiasts
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