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3.7
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3.8

Clayhouse Malbec (Red Cedar Vineyard)

Clayhouse
$17.33
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionCentral Coast California
Alcohol Level
Country
United States
SubregionPaso Robles
Drinking Window
GrapesMalbec
Wine Description:
Clayhouse Malbec from the Red Cedar Vineyard is a red wine that showcases the potential of Paso Robles, California. Crafted with care and expertise, this wine is produced by a renowned winery known for their commitment to quality. The vineyard itself boasts unique features, including its location in the heart of the region and its well-drained, sandy soils. These factors contribute to the wine's exceptional character and flavor profile. With meticulous winemaking techniques, the Clayhouse Malbec is crafted in a style that is rich and fruit-forward, with notes of dark fruits, spice, and a hint of oak. It is a must-try for any wine enthusiast seeking a memorable and enjoyable experience. Read more
Pros:
  • Easy drinking and affordable red wine
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Cons:
  • Not as complex and concentrated as other Malbec wines

User Rating:

3.7
Highly Reviewed

Expert Rating:

3.8

Wine Expert Note:

Clayhouse Malbec from the Red Cedar Vineyard is a delightful red wine that showcases the unique characteristics of the Malbec grape variety. With its deep, ruby-red color, this wine immediately catches the eye and promises a rich and flavorful experience. On the nose, Clayhouse Malbec offers an enticing bouquet of dark fruits, such as blackberry and plum, accompanied by subtle hints of spice and earthiness. These aromas create an inviting and complex profile that sets the stage for what's to come. Upon tasting, the wine reveals a medium-body with a velvety texture that coats the palate. The flavors of ripe black fruits continue to dominate, with additional notes of black cherry and blueberry adding depth and complexity. The well-integrated tannins provide structure and balance, while the vibrant acidity contributes to a long and satisfying finish. Clayhouse Malbec (Red Cedar Vineyard) is a wine that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with a variety of dishes. Its bold flavors and smooth texture make it an excellent companion to grilled meats, hearty stews, or even a charcuterie board with aged cheeses. Overall, this Malbec showcases the best qualities of the grape variety and the unique terroir of the Red Cedar Vineyard. It is a wine that is sure to please both casual wine enthusiasts and seasoned connoisseurs alike. Read more
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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