Grace's Plaza Wine & Spirits

Staff Picks


Malbec Madness
This section features Grace's monthly staff picks. Upon entering the store, a display of our selections is located at the front of the shop. You will quickly learn that we all have our own favorite styles! Check this section each month, and as you discover the tastes that suit your palate, you will figure out which staff member will be your best partner in helping to select your next wine or spirit!
Catena
TEAM: Catena

BIGGEST FAN: Candace

STATS: 2006 Mendoza, Argentina 100 % Malbec Aging: 12 months in 70% French oak, 20% new, and 30% new American oak.

"Bright Ruby-red. Dark berries, graphite and nutty oak on the very ripe nose, with a distinctive peppery lift. The palate offers an almost exotic sweetness to the lush, seamless flavors of macerated dark fruits, mocha and dark chocolate. Not the last word in complexity but pliant, generous and full in the mouth, finishing with lush tannins and an almost exotic liqueur-like quality. This is drinkable already."

Crios
TEAM: Crios

BIGGEST FAN: Daryl

STATS: 2007 Mendoza, Argentina Aging: 9 months in 50% 1-year French and 50% 1-year American barriques.

"This Malbec is a beautiful red, almost purple in the glass. The dynamic aromatics are a blend of freshly crushed red and black cherries and a nice whiff of toasty oak—just enough to frame the exuberant fruit. On the attack, the flavors of cherries and spice stand out and the jammy fruit is buoyantly rich on the mid-palate, with silken notes of spice that ride out on the elegant finish."

Cuma
TEAM: Cuma

BIGGEST FAN: Sissy

STATS: 2007 cafayate valley, Argentina Certified organic * cuma means clean and pure in aymara language.

"Sharp and intense crimson red colour, evolving to black into the glass. Distinct fresh plum aromas typical of this grape combined with spicy notes like rosemary and eucalyptus hints. Exuberant blueberry and plum flavors to taste. Mouthfilling with a mint and spicy character full of tarragon and rosemary."

Cobos
TEAM: Cobos

BIGGEST FAN: Todd

STATS: 2006 Mendoza, Argentina

"Very lush, with concentrated but silky layers of fig sauce, crushed plums, blackberry paste and mocha that glide over muscular but well-rounded tannins. Long and velvety through the powerful finish. Drink now through 2012."

Luigi Bosca
TEAM: Luigi Bosca

BIGGEST FAN: Michael

STATS: 2006 Lujan de Cuyo Mendoza, Argentina Aging: 12 Months in French Oak

"With deep ruby red color, this wine displays ripe red berries, spice and black pepper aromas. Its intense initial taste is complemented by the softness and sweetness of its tannins. It is a wine with a great body and structure."

Obra Prima
TEAM: Obra Prima

BIGGEST FAN: Bart

STATS:2003 Mendoza, Argentina Aging: 12 months in NEW FRENCH OAK

"Complex aromas of berries with delicate touches of tobacco and chocolate. Once in your mouth, it’s ripe tannins and intensive fruit flavors let you enjoy and taste the wine for some time."