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Bodegas Callia Alta Malbec 201

Bodegas Callia Alta Malbec San Juan 2013

  • Varietal: Malbec
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Country: Argentina
  • Region: San Juan
  • Unit Size: 750 mL
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Tasting Notes

Enticing aromas of cherries, plums and soft spices. Good structure, fresh and elegant mouth-feel, well balanced with a long intense finish.


The Winery
Bodegas Callia is situated in the Tulum Valley in Argentina’s province of San Juan. It is nestled between the Pie de Palo hills to the north and the Cerro Chico Del Zonsa to the south. Two finca estates encompass 300 hectares of land: Finca Pie de Palo and Finca 9 De Julio. At 630 meters above sea level, the area is blessed by temperate climate, low rainfall and rich sandy alluvial and clay loam soil; the result is intense and fruity wines
that reflect the rich terroir of this region.


Past Reviews
Last Year's Vintage (2012)
Wine Advocate

The 2012 Callia Alta Malbec offers a crisp, crunchy nose brimming with brambly black fruit, boysenberry and bilberry with fine delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with coarse tannins: chunky and broad-shouldered with a slight bitter edge on the finish, yet still fresh and easy to drink. Not perfect, but still enjoyable for the price. Drink now-2014.

I have long admired Bodegas Callia as a source of trustworthy, good value Argentinean wine. They are based in the Tulum Valley (241 hectares) and Pedernal Valley (350 hectares), so they enjoy a considerable vineyard area in which to source good fruit.


2011 Vintage

Wine Enthusiast 87 Points
Subtle and fairly deep, with aromas of berry, pastry and cherry cough drop. It feels lively and good, with blueberry and plum flavors in front of a textured, medium-deep finish.

Wine Spectator
This forward, juicy red offers a simple mix of crushed red and black fruit, with a tinge of tobacco on the finish. Drink now.

2010 Vintage
Wine Enthusiast

Good berry and plum aromas send this out in solid form. The palate is full and grabby, with jammy, slightly herbal flavors of blackberry and plum. The finish is medium in length, with size and a spot of heat. Ripe, good and fresh for an under-$10 Malbec.
-M.S. (11/1/2011)

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