Hand of God 2010 Old Vine Malbec – Wine of the Week Review

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Hand of God 2010 Old Vine Malbec
Hand of God 2010 Old Vine Malbec

Price: $75

Rating: 15/20

Region: Mendoza, Argentina

Varietal: 100 percent Malbec

Production: 780 cases

Alcohol: 14.5 percent

Tasting Notes: Venture capitalist Jon Staenberg founded Hand of God Wines in 2006. The previous year, he had visited Argentina and rekindled an earlier friendship with fellow Stanford MBA alum Santiago Achával of Achával-Ferrer. With the acquisition of two estate vineyards and Achával acting as co-founder and winemaker, Hand of God released its first two wines in 2013. The 2010 Old Vine Malbec comes from the eight-acre Stolen Horse Vineyard, planted entirely to Malbec in 1922 and still plowed by horse. Bold, big-bodied and complex, the wine boasts concentrated black fruit flavors with earthy and herbal notes and supple tannins.

Food Pairings: Steak and other fine cuts of beef

For more information, visit Hand of God’s official website

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