Beverage Dynamics

Beverage Dynamics - March/April 2017

Beverage Dynamics is the largest national business magazine devoted exclusively to the needs of off-premise beverage alcohol retailers, from single liquor stores to big box chains, through coverage of the latest trends in wine, beer and spirits.

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WINE SELECTIONS • MALBECS 80 Beverage Dynamics • March/April 2017 ABC Fine Wines & Spirits Orlando, FL Brad Lewis Director of Wine Sales ABC Fine Wines & Spirits Stuart, FL Josh Beerman Andina Restaurant/ Pearl Wine Shop Portland, OR Ken Collura Director/Sommelier Atlantic Liquors Rehoboth Beach, DE John Driscoll Wine Manager Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits Annapolis, MD Phil Altherr, GM Katie Harper, Wine Sales Berbiglia Wine & Spirits Kansas City, MO Ralph J. Bondon Vice President/Owner Beverages & more! Concord, CA Wilfred Wong E-Commerce Cellar Master Bocanova Oakland, CA Gerardo Acevedo-Vanni GM/Sommelier Bottle Bargains Northport, NY Ryan Armstrong Store Manager Bottle King Liquors Livingston, NJ Steve Carpentier General Manager Bowery & Vine Wine & Spirits New York, NY Bill Beard Manager Brown Derby Stores Springfi eld, MO John Riley Retail Fine Wine Buyer BTG Wine Bar Salt Lake City, UT Louis Koppel Sommelier Bullfrog Wine and Spirits Fort Collins, CO Chuck Carlson GM/Certifi ed Sommelier Cordially Yours Wine and Spirits Depew, NY Jeannine Babcock Director Wine & Spirits Cotuit Liquors Marston Mills, MA Dan O'Brien President Crestwood Liquors Coventry, RI Matthew A. Reay VP Marketing/Merch. Flute New York, NY Herve Rousseau Owner The Fridge Liquor Manhattan, KS Keith Spreckels, Jr. Wine Buyer Frugal MacDoogal's Nashville, TN Jenni McCray Assistant Wine and Events Manager Great Domains & Estates Windsor, CA Larry LaScola General Manager Hakkasan Group London, England Christine Parkinson Group Head of Wine Happy Harry's Bottle Shop Grand Forks, ND Dustin Mitzel General Manager Haskell's Minnetonka, MN Ted Farrell President BEVERAGE DYNAMICS NATIONAL WINE PANEL a liberal use of oak. The 42% Malbec shines through as the centerpiece, but the 27% Caber- net, 22% Tempramillo and 9% Syrah add com- plexity and depth. $18 (92) 2014 Chakana Malbec (Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina). The nose is ripe and fruit- driven with aromas of dark red fruit and plums. Balanced minerality and a touch of spice box with well integrated oak. The palate is juicy fresh and has good balance with a somewhat fl eshy fi nish. $26.99 (92) 2014 Pigmentum Malbec (Cahors, France). Great notes of dark berries on the nose. Almost black in color in the glass. This starts out soft upfront then develops to a mild blackcurrant about mid pallet. The presence of a mild earth- iness and tannins are very evident in this wine and help the fi nish linger. Great with a rich fatty ribeye steak. $14 (92) Catena Malbec 2013 (Mendoza, Argen- tina). Aroma of dark fruits, dark cherry and berries. Flavors run dark cherry, blackberry and spice. Nice full tannins with long fi nish. $18.99 (92) Bodega Rolland Marifl or Malbec 2012 (Mendoza, Argentina). Winemaker Michel Rol- land has created a dense and polished Malbec with aromas of plum and blueberries. Deep ruby in color, with fl avors of licorice, berry and dark chocolate leading to powerful tannins and a long lasting fi nish. $27.99 (92) Raffy Pardus Tupungato Malbec 2012 (Argentina). Made from 50-year-old ungrafted vines, this Malbec has a refi ned character exhib- iting bright bing cherry and wild raspberry fruits. Anise and cocoa are supporting fl avors that lin- ger on the elegant, fi ne-grained fi nish. $22.49 (92) Punto Final Reserva Malbec 2013. "The Final Point" is the next showstopper Malbec you need to try. Their entry into the market, Punto Final, is wonderful as it is, but the extra aging (12 months in 225-L. Barriques) makes a world of difference. The perfect balance between bold and fi nesse, Punto Final Reserva Malbec is worth the jump to this price point and will make you want to come back for more. $21.99 (92) Cruz Alta Malbec Grand Reserve 2013 (Mendoza, Argentina). Full-bodied and not lack-

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