Achaval-Ferrer Quimera Red Blend 2014

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92pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate
We think this Achaval-Ferrer Malbec blend is a knock-out, juicy, fruity, delicious red from Argentina. And let's be honest: you can't beat the price with a stick! The medium body of this Achaval-Ferrer Malbec blend works beautifully with many meat dishes. Beef, lamb and steak are the top choices. Grill the steak, and pick your favorite cooking method for the others. Braising or stewing a beef or lamb entree is a great option. The subtle spice and smoke notes in this magnificent Malbec blend will really shine with barbecued lamb served with a tomato-mint chutney on the side. Sausage, by itself , or on a pizza is another delicious choice for this versatile wine. If you're channeling your inner South American, make it alambre de ribeye - skewers of ribeye, chorizo, bacon, and red bell peppers served with a tomato-chile morita sauce. On the lighter, meat-free side, putting a glass of this Malbec blend next to a mushroom pizza will not disappoint either. It's spaghetti and giant meatballs for dinner around here...Suculento!

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:  "The 2014 Quimera is a blend of different red grape varieties from old vines in different places in the province of Mendoza, Perdriel in Luján de Cuyo, Tupungato in Valle de Uco and Medrano in Maipú. It is a blend of 50% Malbec, 24% Cabernet Franc, 18% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine matures in French oak barrels (80% new) for 13 moths. It's a subtle, elegant and perfumed Mendoza blend. Drink date: 2016 - 2020." Dec 2016

Winery:  "Quimera is architecture and design; it is a unique warm-blend that was conceived at the vineyard. Every year Santiago and Roberto look for the meaning within the earth in the search for the impossible wine, making it unique year after year. Thus resulting in a wine with deep shades, aromas that range from stony and earthy, of dark fruits to delicate accents of rosemary, open mouthed, almost feminine and deliciously sour. Quimera is heuristic; it is personal discovery and the search of perfection.

Medium ruby. Floral aromas with blackberry, blueberry and cassis. Concentrated, well-integrated with flavors of crushed blackberry, licorice and bitter chocolate-tobacco. Outstanding cellaring capacity.

Serving temperature between 16º and 18ºC. We strongly recommend decanting this wine at least an hour before drinking."

Bottle 750ml, cork  
Varietal 50% Malbec, 24% Cabernet Franc, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot
Alcohol  14.6%
Total Acidity 3.7g/L
pH 3.7
Aging 12 months in French oak barrels
Region Mendoza, Argentina
Original Price $44.99
Current Price $25.97

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