As regular readers of the Long Beach Wine Examiner know, I am fond of Ponte Wines in Temecula. Recently we tried a Ponte Malbec label from Mendoza, Argentina. Most of Ponte’s wines are from their Temecula Vineyards (the largest in the Temecula Valley). This Malbec was brought in from an undisclosed vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina.
The Ponte 2009 Malbec is a hearty wine. It has both a significant nose and a lingering finish. In between there are plums and blackberries with a touch of pepper. This combines well and the wine is a nice accompaniment to a beef or red pasta meal.
The 2009 Malbec comes in a 750 ml bottle and has a significant 14.9 alcohol content by volume. It is limited in availability, being held back for Ponte Wine Club Members. (A good reason to join the Ponte Wine Club.)
Overall, the 2009 Malbec from Ponte Family Estate is worth seeking out. With a retail price of $36.00, it is on the high side, but for a quality Malbec, it is definitely worth the price.
Have a winederful day!