High Note was created through a partnership between Click Wine Group, a Seattle-based importer, and Vista del Sur winery in Argentina.
The name of this wine caught my eye because I often think about the aromas and flavors in wine like musical notes. But I don’t think that’s how they came up with the name, rather I suspect it has something to do with the terrain where the grapes in this Malbec are grown. With altitudes ranging from 3,000-5,000 feet above sea level, the Vista del Sur vineyards are way up there.
Another thing that’s interesting about this wine is that while most wineries are designed to create several different varieties of wine, Vista del Sur was created with nothing but Malbec in mind. And Malbec is the only wine you’ll find under the High Note brand.
When I first poured this wine it has a touch of green in it, like a green bean aroma, but that blew off fairly quickly and it opened up to be a very fruity malbec. And the longer I let it open up, the better it became. The nose shows blueberry, cherry and blackberry aromas, but the intensity is only moderate. On the palate it’s fresh berries galore, with blueberry, blackberry, a touch of strawberry and some plum flavors. The tannins are gentle and there is not much spice. If you prefer your Malbec be fruit-forward, then this may be the one for you.
I was able to find this wine for just under $10, and at that price this is a very good Malbec.
Wine: High Note
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