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(SeattlePI)   Washington state vintners decide cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and chardonnay are too mainstream, produce 89 types of malbec. It's big in Argentina, you probably haven't heard of it   (seattlepi.com) divider line 45
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2012-09-27 12:25:14 AM
is it grown underground?
 
2012-09-27 12:40:05 AM
I am so over Malbec. I liked it years ago, but now it's all mainstream and everyone's got attitude about it, it's just ... yeah... over.
 
2012-09-27 12:42:01 AM
It's the southern most country in South America and the 8th largest country in the world.
 
2012-09-27 12:45:46 AM
media.npr.org
 
2012-09-27 12:59:22 AM

Rusty Shackleford: [media.npr.org image 330x500]


Ooo, cardbordeaux
 
2012-09-27 01:08:01 AM
I'm a huge fan of Malbec.  But then again my eyesight is failing, I live in Brooklyn, and apprecitate wine .HEYO hipster!
 
It reminds me of the days when I moved here, I was temp-unemployed eating potatoes and ramen and I'd walk out the apartment in a suit and some motherfexor would yell "YUPPIE!"
 
F*ckstick I mayLOOK the part but I'm looking for a got damn JOB!  Young and urban I have covered.  Byt the way does standing around on the street all day make you some sort of social pundit?
 
2012-09-27 01:50:57 AM
I work at a liquor store with a large selection of melbec, so i am getting a kick ...
Seriously- its a good red wine. Give it a go sometime.
Argentina has 3 things going for it- hot girls, awesome beef, and great wines .Many are under 14 bucks a bottle. Okay, 4 things- awesome architecture.
 
2012-09-27 01:51:34 AM
*Malbec. grrr.
 
2012-09-27 02:06:48 AM

brap: Byt the way does standing around on the street all day make you some sort of social pundit?


If you are liberal, yes. If you are conservative, you need at least been convicted of a crime or have used social welfare once in your life.
 
2012-09-27 04:35:21 AM
My parents are hipsters?
 
2012-09-27 05:54:19 AM
WA state makes some decent wines. There are also distilleries producing organic Vodak as well as some made from apples. Delicious.
 
2012-09-27 08:06:54 AM
I'm new to wine. I've tried a lot of 'mainstream' wines and just didn't care for them.

Then I ordered a tempranillo on a whim cuz I had never heard of it before, and it was surprisingly good. Then a non-hipster turned me onto malbec.

Trader Joe's has a $4 tempranillo by La Granja 360 that I liked a lot, but I wouldn't know good wine if someone cracked a bottle of it on my head.
 
2012-09-27 08:19:12 AM

unlikely: Rusty Shackleford: [media.npr.org image 330x500]

Ooo, cardbordeaux


Okay, that made me laugh.
 
2012-09-27 08:20:46 AM
are those the only grapes that grow in washington weather or are they just trying to be trendy? Virginia vineyards produce a lot of Cab Francs. Most people think it tastes like manure, but those grapes love the western Virginia climate.
 
2012-09-27 08:30:24 AM
Meh, wino problems.
 
2012-09-27 08:30:32 AM
People haven't heard of Malbec?
 
2012-09-27 08:52:35 AM
www.timswineblog.com

Hell, as long as it isn't farking merlot.
 
2012-09-27 09:01:18 AM
Mucho bueno, subby.
 
2012-09-27 09:02:59 AM
Yeah, I'm a big fan of the Malbecs, mostly because I think it tastes great (for what I like in a wine) and seems to be quite versatile. Almost none of the stuff they carry where I live is bad, so you tend to get a great bang for your buck as well.
 
2012-09-27 09:14:09 AM
Malbec is a nice wine, but if I'm going to be drinking a red 7 times out of 10 I'll just get a Pinot Noir
 
2012-09-27 09:20:55 AM

Tax Boy: [www.timswineblog.com image 430x267]

Hell, as long as it isn't farking merlot.


Satisfied, I leave.
 
2012-09-27 09:22:01 AM
At least it isn't Muscadine Wine
 
2012-09-27 09:42:45 AM
Malbec sucks. Washington Cabs are pretty solid for moer or less bargain wines. They should stick to it.
 
2012-09-27 09:49:37 AM
Yeah, not paying $30+ for a Washington malbec while they are still playinf around with it. Check back in ten ears when they know what they are doing. I will stick with south american ones of the same quality for half the price.
 
2012-09-27 09:50:40 AM

bhcompy: Malbec sucks. Washington Cabs are pretty solid for moer or less bargain wines. They should stick to it.


I've had some pretty damn good Malbecs and Tempranillos from WA. I'd say both varietals are where Syrah was 15 years ago for WA. Syrah is now a rapidly gaining 3rd place behind Cab and Merlot. Yeah, WA cabs are good, but I'm glad they are experimenting with some lesser-grown grapes. Diversity is good for the industry.
 
2012-09-27 09:55:38 AM
I was at a wedding that was serving some malbec 4 yrs ago. best open bar at a wedding evar. My stomach was all burny for a few days though, due in part to 13 glasses of it.

There is no way its a hipster wine.
 
2012-09-27 09:55:48 AM

elchip: I'm new to wine. I've tried a lot of 'mainstream' wines and just didn't care for them.

Then I ordered a tempranillo on a whim cuz I had never heard of it before, and it was surprisingly good. Then a non-hipster turned me onto malbec.

Trader Joe's has a $4 tempranillo by La Granja 360 that I liked a lot, but I wouldn't know good wine if someone cracked a bottle of it on my head.


Temperanillo is the same grape as Rioja. Rioja is a regional designation.

I've had some very good Malbecs at $12/bottle (Ontario pricing - Fuzion is $7, Yellow Tail Shiraz is $12, Kim Crawford Sauv. Blanc is $19).
I've also a whole lot of very banal Malbecs.

In general, Like Pinot Noir, I'm not a huge fan of the variety, but when I find a good one, it's very good. The difference between Malbec and Pinot Noir is that I can find a very good Malbec for under $20
 
2012-09-27 10:05:35 AM
No love for Zinfandels?
 
2012-09-27 10:20:40 AM
It's the country in South American where everyone thinks they are European.
 
2012-09-27 10:21:52 AM
You know what else is big in Argentina?
www.metal-rules.com
 
2012-09-27 10:23:50 AM
My wife likes malbecs, whatever those are. Wine is gross.
 
2012-09-27 10:28:54 AM
My harblz are soaking in it.
 
2012-09-27 10:59:35 AM
i was over malbec a decade ago.

lately my wife and i are about the Paso Robles/Santa Ynez Pinots and Lodi old vine Zinfandels.

/wine snob
//not a hipster
//DGAF
 
2012-09-27 10:59:37 AM
www.tvshows.de

Malbecian mating ritual.
 
2012-09-27 11:04:23 AM

King Something: You know what else is big in Argentina?
[www.metal-rules.com image 640x427]


Douchbags?
 
2012-09-27 11:09:15 AM
The winerack here in canada has a nice malbec-Shiraz from Argentina. Seems very popular but I don't care for it. I stick to my cab-Merlot.
 
2012-09-27 11:14:37 AM

Toy_Cop: The winerack here in canada has a nice malbec-Shiraz from Argentina. Seems very popular but I don't care for it. I stick to my cab-Merlot.


/ if trolling 10/10
// if serious for shame.
 
2012-09-27 11:15:38 AM
blogs.houstonpress.com
This is the best wine. Especially if you mix with Dr. Pepper.
 
2012-09-27 11:27:39 AM
Innovacion's tempranillo/malbec is my favorite. I don't know much of anything about wine, but this one is very good and pretty cheap.
 
2012-09-27 11:58:13 AM
You can get a pretty damn good Argentine malbec for $12 or so. Not sure why haters hatin' on it. Goes fairly well with grilled steak, too... anyone gonna hate on grilled steak now?

/damn, now I'm thinking of a medium-rare ribeye
//lunch is still over an hour away, too
 
2012-09-27 12:32:05 PM
the Norton Reserva Malbec 2008 is sublime, with gorgeous watery and smoky notes, a perfect balance; but the 2009 just a bit too cloying. i'm so sad the liquor store ran out of the 2008.

2008 in general seems to have been a good year for the southern hemisphere
so I'm always tempted to try a new Argentinian Malbec from that year in particular.
 
2012-09-27 12:33:56 PM
just gotta let 'er open up for a couple of hours first...

www.southernwines.com 

she's a beauty
 
2012-09-27 12:46:36 PM

King Something: You know what else is big in Argentina?
[www.metal-rules.com image 640x427]


Kathy Griffin?
 
2012-09-27 01:15:05 PM
malbecs are cheap and tasty. i actually like them a lot more than most other reds (not a big red wine drinker in general.) i also find they are best for cooking with
 
2012-09-27 01:15:57 PM

BigLuca: [blogs.houstonpress.com image 562x421]
This is the best wine. This wine is only faintly palatable Especially if you mix with Dr. Pepper.


/NO
 
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