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2010 Old Vine Malbec

2010 Old Vine Malbec

92 Points Robert Parker!

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Standing in this vineyard first planted nearly 100 years ago, watching the horses till the soil just as they have for a century, it’s easy to understand this Malbec’s magnificent terroir expression. Intense, fresh red and black fruits combine with linear minerality, bright acidity and silky tannins to produce a powerful, elegant and sultry seduction in a glass.

92 pts Wine Spectator, 92 pts Wine Advocate, 91 pts Wine Enthusiast, 91 pts Tasting Panel Magazine

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What does "old vine" mean? By industry standards, the term ‘Old Vine’ usually means a wine whose vines are 30-40 years old, for new world wines. Vinifera can live up to 120 years or more.

What was the winemaking process for the Old Vine Malbec? The Old Vine Malbec was hand-harvested into small plastic bins, and then hand-sorted, and destemmed into one-ton open-top stainless steel fermenting tanks. Cold soak maceration was not warranted, nor any acid corrections, or sulfite additions. The only additions added during the fermentation process were DAP and F33 yeast. Caps were manually punched-down every three hours for a week, then down to three times a day for four days. Skins were pressed off in a pneumatic press to 1 bar. First press fraction was added to main wine, and the rest was discarded. The wine was monitored for two days during gross lees settlement, and then racked to 100% new French oak barrels. The wine stayed on the lees for 20 months and bottled without fining or filtering.


Wine Specs
Vineyard Designation
Stolen Horse
20 months in 100% new French oak
Alcohol %
Wine Spectator
Robert Parker
Wine Advocate
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2010 Stolen Horse Old Vine Malbec is from the five hectare “Stolen Horse Vineyard” populated by vines planted in the 1920s...Raised entirely in new oak, it has an intense, heady bouquet with blackberry, peppermint, a touch of sous-bois and a slight fug of alcohol. The palate is full-bodied with layers of ripe black, tarry fruit. It is well balanced and very harmonious. What could be overpowering is extremely refined and well balanced towards the decadent finish... — Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
Vineyard Notes
Stolen Horse Vineyard, Cruz de Piedra, Maipu, Mendoza
Product Reviews
Kimberly Engle's Gravatar
Kimberly Engle
(Jan 23, 2013 at 4:28 PM)

Andrew's Gravatar
(May 29, 2015 at 8:49 AM)
The only wine my wife will let me pour her. She and I love this wine!!

Dinah's Gravatar
(Jul 9, 2015 at 8:11 AM)
Opens up with amazing depth and fullness, yet so smooth. Sofia Loren and Carlos Santana's love child!

Doug's Gravatar
(Dec 1, 2015 at 8:38 AM)
Astonishingly delicious, my 'go to' wine for home parties and gifts to good friends.

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Michael E Yeaman
(Sep 13, 2016 at 1:21 PM)
What a find! This wine has a complex front end of earthy textures and soft rounded finish of soft tannins. Extremely well balanced to boot.

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Charles Courtney
(Nov 27, 2016 at 8:28 AM)
The best Malbec we have ever had. We had this in Las Vegas about two years ago, it was the special at The Palm. I would recommend it to anyone. We have gifted several bottles to special friends and it never fails to please.

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