Santa Julia Malbec Reserva 750 ml • 2018 •

country: Argentina / region: Mendoza / style: Wine / size: 750 ml / manufacturer: Santa Julia / vintage: 2018 / sku: 565
James Suckling   91 Points
The Wine Advocate   90 Points
Reg. $11.99 $9.99
DESCRIPTION:
Dark violet with blue hues. Nose of ripe red and black fruits such as cherries, plums, and blackberries. Notes of vanilla, chocolate, and tobacco. Medium-bodied flavor, with soft tannins and balanced acidity with a fruity and spicy finish.

Near the town of Mendoza, sits Bodega Santa Julia. Founded and still run by the Zuccardi family, the winery has carried the banner of fine Argentine winemaking for three generations. Today, Sebastian Zuccardi, praised as a “terroir-ist” by Wine Advocate, drives the trend toward single-vineyard wines

• Malbec •
SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRING:
Barbeque
Beef
Charcuterie-Cheese
Lamb

Ratings

James Suckling   91 Points
The Wine Advocate   90 Points
JSJames Suckling: 91 points
A very bright, lithe and juicy young malbec that delivers intense fresh red cherries and plums with fine, assertive and focused tannins. Modern, fresh and delicious malbec.
WAThe Wine Advocate: 90 points
2018 is a very good vintage in the Valle de Uco, and the 2018 Reserva Malbec is produced with grapes from there. The Reserva range saw a big change with the 2015 vintage, especially in the oaking. Only a small percentage of the volume of this wine ages in well-seasoned oak barrels, no more than 10% to 15%, and the wine comes through as juicy and fruit driven, fresh, with bright fruit and a tender palate. They produce some 930,000 bottles of this Reserva.