Wölffer Estate, Long Isand (New York) Malbec 2019

($32):  Wölffer Estate, though best known for their Rosés (they list seven on their website) make a bevy of other top-notch wines, including this Malbec.  I am not a Malbec enthusiastic because all too often the wines are heavy, monotonic reds.  Not this one.  Roman Roth, their very talented longtime winemaker, has incorporated a little Merlot and even a pinch of Petit Verdot into the blend.  It’s either the blend or his talent — perhaps both — that imparts elegance to this Malbec.  Unlike many Malbecs, this one is multidimensional.  Roth has turned down the volume — it weighs in at a modest 13 percent started alcohol — so you can hear the notes.  The suave texture means it is ideal for meat from the grill this summer.
90 Michael Apstein Apr 26, 2022