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"Malbec in the Desert" AZ-Based Carlson Creek Vineyard Releasing First-Ever Malbec

July 14, 2017

While Malbec is widely associated with the South American regions of Argentina and Chile, one of the largest vineyards in Arizona, Carlson Creek Vineyard, took advantage of their growing regions similarities by planting this robust purple grape. The result is a full-bodied 2015 Malbec ($40/bottle) with a long finish and firm tannins, highlighted by notes of black fruit, plums and blackberries with a hint of light smoke, sweet tobacco and black pepper.