The Vines of Mendoza

Ruca Malen at The Vines of Mendoza



Last week, bodega Ruca Malen presented their wines at our weekly Winemaker night. The crowd was especially spoiled with a sneak preview of wines that are not even in the market yet. The picturesque winery is located in Lujan de Cuyo and has a beautiful restaurant with a set gourmet lunch paired with their wines.

They wines that they shared with us included:

  • 2008 Sauvignon Blanc

  • 2008 Yauquen Malbec

  • 2007 Ruca Malen Malbec

  • 2007 Ruca Malen Petit Verdot

  • 2007 Ruca Malen Syrah

  • 2004 Kinien Malbec

The highlight for me was the Syrah and the Kinien Malbec. The Syrah was musky with tropical forest aromas, soft to medium tannins and a fruit filled finish. The Kinien, while the oldest wine in the group still needs some time with dusky, chalky tannins but with a fruit core.

If you are in Mendoza, be sure to schedule a tour at this beautiful winery.
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