Sutter Home Malbec
Sutter Home Malbec is an intense violet-purple color with alluring aromas of blackberry and plum with hints of violet and cocoa. On the palate, fresh, concentrated flavors of blackberry and juicy black cherries mingle with lavish vanilla and spice notes. Velvety tannins carry the flavors to a soft, full finish that lingers on the lips. Medium-bodied and smooth, our Malbec is approachable and food-friendly—the perfect wine to share with friends and family.
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Though traditionally a French grape, Malbec best expresses itself when grown in the rugged high altitude vineyards of Argentina. Sutter Home Malbec is crafted with grapes harvested in Mendoza, the world’s premier Malbec growing region. Mendoza lies at the base of the Andes Mountains at a very high altitude, where the soils are rocky and meager and the warm, sunny days are tempered by cold winds that blow off the mountains at night. Here, the grapes ripen slowly and enjoy extended hang-time, which allows the grapes to develop the concentrated flavors, deep color, bright acidity and smooth tannins that make Argentinian Malbec so distinctive and desirable.
Mendozan Malbec is celebrated for its intense flavors and luxuriously plush texture. Our winemakers embraced Argentinian traditions, and have crafted a wine that showcases this beautiful Mendoza fruit. After harvest, grapes are gently fermented to protect fresh fruit flavors and aromas. The wine is then enhanced with French and American oak, which imparts additional body as well as toasted vanilla notes that complement the ripe berry-cherry flavors.
Food Pairing Notes
Porcini mushroom risotto, grilled steaks, sticky barbecued ribs, and blue cheeses.