Red Wine

Andeluna Malbec 2010, Mendoza region, Argentina

Andeluna Cellars is located in the Mendoza region of western Argentina. The winemaker describe their Malbec as an “intense red color with violet tones. With complex aromas of figs and plums. Notes of vanilla, coffee and chocolate given by its aging in French oak barrels.”

Cellar Tracker rates Andeluna’s 2010 Malbec 90 pts. Describing it as “Impressive and powerful, rich fruit and dark chocolate notes. Coffee and mocha on the finish. Full and rich. All in a superb Malbec.”

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar ranks this Malbec 88 pts. Tanzer’s calls it “a very good value. Bright, full red-ruby. Dark berries, licorice, violet and bitter chocolate on the nose. Juicy and graceful, with noteworthy intensity to the blackberry and spice flavors. This smooth, lively, fruit-driven wine finishes with a broad dusting of tannins and nice lift and length.”

Cupcake Wines – Central Coast, California


Consider us your Rockville source for Cupcake Wines, we’ve always got them well stocked. The vineyard describes their wines as “fruit-forward, indulgent and eminently approachable.”

Cupcake Vineyards is located in Soledad, on California’s Central Coast. Although, due to his international experience, Cupcake Winemaker Adam Richardson, adds wines to the lineup from various countries, from Australia to Germany.

Wine Enthusiast described Cupcake’s 2008 Pinot Noir as “silky and rich, with raspberry and cherry puree, cola, sweet vanilla and sandalwood flavors, and a long, spicy finish. Set it beside more expensive bottlings and it stands up well.”

Altovinum’s Evodia – Calatayud region, Spain

Evodia red wine

Altovinum’s Evodia is 100% old vine Garnacha grapes, grown in the village of Atea, in Spain’s Calatayud region. The vineyards around Atea are the highest of any in the area. According to winemaker Eric Solomon, the climate at that elevation and ideal soil give Evodia its unique character.

Wine Enthusiast describes Evodia 2010 as “Floral and fresh smelling, with rosy notes, blueberry and nary any funk, leather or earth. Vibrant and juicy in the mouth, with boysenberry and plum flavors that set up a fruity, clean finish. Brighter, smoother and easier going than the 2009. ”

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gave Evodia 90 points.  “It offers up a slightly exotic nose of earthy minerality, mocha, black cherry, and black raspberry. Savory, concentrated, and with a forward personality, this great value will deliver pleasure over the next 3-4 years.”

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