Cypress Bend Malbec — Wine Review

Tonight we ate out at a local pizza restaurant, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying some great North Carolina wine. When we got home, we decided to unwind with a bottle of the 2011 Cypress Bend Malbec.

This ruby-red wine is clean and clear in the glass. The vibrant color is constant from the center all the way to the edge. The nose is complex but a bit faint. There are hints of blueberry and possibly white pepper. The initial flavor is light as well with some of the white pepper mixed with a subtle creamy texture. On the finishing notes, the wine shows a light lactic finish.

This wine is perfect to unwind with. It isn’t terribly heavy and yet it has more body than a white wine or rosé. This wine would have paired nicely with our wood fired pizza, but we could also see this with a nice pasta dish. A pork tenderloin with a blackberry glaze would also be fantastic.

You can buy any of their wines on their website or you can plan a visit to the winery in Wagram, NC.

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Posted by Matt Kemberling

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