La Posta, Malbec Angel Paulucci Mendoza, 2018

Style: Full-body Red             Vintage: 2018               ABV: 13.5%

Varietal: Malbec

AppellationMendoza         Region: Mendoza     County: Argentina

‘Find your passion’ with Angel Paulucci riding through his Ugarteche vineyards in his 1933 Model A. This single vineyard Malbec is sourced from the region of Ugarteche located in the sub-appellation of Lujan de Cuyo, where soils are a mix of a sandy loam, sand, clay, and silt.

Aged 12 months, 80% in oak, 10% in new French oak and 70% in 2nd use French oak. 20% is unoaked.

Aromas of red cherries, raspberries, and violets along with notes of toasty oak. On the palate, fresh berries with spice and a hint of soft caramel on the finish.

It goes great with everything from meats, to pasta, to mild cheeses. Unique recipe ideas include: Lamb burger with Manchego and Smoked Paprika, or Caramelized Onion and Butternut Squash Tart.

91 pts - My favorite of the Malbecs in 2018 is the 2018 Pizzella Malbec, which is aromatic, floral, varietal and harmonious. It's clean and juicy, with almost unnoticeable tannins and a velvety texture. - Robert Parker