Home Wine Regions Argentine Wine Trumpeter Malbec from Rutini Wines

Founded in 1885 by Italian immigrant Felipe Rutini, Rutini Wines is one of the oldest wineries in Argentina.  They currently have 255 hectares of vineyards in five different parts of Mendoza, Argentina.

The grapes for this Malbec come from 9 year old vineyards in the Vistalba region, about 3,000 feet above sea level.  The grapes were hand-harvested and destemmed for a 15 day fermentation and maceration.  The wine is aged for 7 months in a combination of American and French oak.

Intense, dark fruit aromas abound in this Malbec.  On the nose, blackberry, black currant and black cherry are layered on top of black pepper and cocoa.  The palate is full of cassis and blackberry, with chocolate on the mid-palate and a hint of black pepper. The finish is fairly short, but enjoyable nonetheless.

What makes the Trumpeter Malbec even better is that it’s under $12.  Yep, it’s a very good wine… especially for the price.

Wine: Trumpeter
Variety: Malbec
Vintage: 2007
Alcohol: 13%
Rating: 87
Price: $11.99

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Disclosure: This wine was provided as a sample for review.

2 replies to this post
  1. Thanks so much for your blog. I love drinking cheap wine, and I am frequently disappointed in what I buy — no more from Trader Joe’s, I think! This year I’m determined to have a couple of GOOD bottles on the table when the family visits for Christmas!

    I came across Ravenswood vintner’s blend 2007 Shiraz at my local Henry’s. On sale for 6.99 and it tasted good to me.

    Susan 🙂

  2. Thanks for visiting, Susan. I hope I can help you pick some wines that will please you.

    I haven’t had the Ravenswood Shiraz. I’ll have to keep an eye out for it and give it a shot.

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