After a string of cooler, rain-wrought vintages in the mid-2010’s, Mendoza has experienced a string of stable, excellent growing years turning out delicious wines. Larger producers/importers of Malbec into the US have saturated the market with huge, heavily-oaked versions of the grape; but it has the potential to be much more graceful than that. The ALH is an excellent, affordable example of this style- as it showcases the potential of Malbec sans oak.
Color: It pours a lively violet-red color with purple hues
Aroma: offers notes of plum, subtle savory baking spice, and mint.
Palate: It is medium-bodied with medium acidity, offering floral but juicy red berries and plums accented by granite, black pepper, and cedar.
Pairing: Though this could go well with steak, grilled veggies with a heavy umami characteristic such as asparagus, eggplant, and mushrooms would be best.