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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
Variety: Malbec
Vintage: 2007
Alcohol: 13.7%
Rating: 87
Price: $9.98

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8 replies to this post
  1. We had dinner at BBC in Wilmington,DE last week and they had High Note on the list so we tried it and as you found it was a bit raw right out of the bottle but once it opened up it was very drinkable and the price in the restaurant was reasonable. Would order again.

  2. Thanks, Don. I came across this wine again at a blind tasting party, at which most attending were not very knowledgeable about wine. Reviews were mixed on it. I again found it to be good, but a number of folks didn’t care for it, which I figure was more a matter of preference than a non-biased qualitative assessment.

  3. We have settled on this as our preferred everyday wine. It’s consistent, very pleasant drinking with a light snack of cheese, and it’s value priced. A very drinkable wine and highly recommended.

  4. I’m glad you enjoy this wine, Terry. It’s always good to find a favorite everyday wine you can rely on.

  5. Had my first taste of this just last night. Very drinkable after a brief 10 minute breath. Not too bright and just enough spice/fruit for me to accompany a snack or light meal. $11 from local grocery chain.

  6. Mike – Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this wine. I agree, it’s a very drinkable wine.

  7. Full taste which drops of the tongue quick. Pleasant and a good value for the price. A very good, every day table wine.

  8. Very nice for an everyday wine, not too strong, not too sweet, just fine considering the price. I have travelled throughout Argentina and tested many, many Malbec and would definitely rank this one in the “above average” category.

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