The malbec grape is known for its inky dark color. The malbec grape needs plenty of sunshine and a dry climate to thrive and is relatively fickle and sensitive to the climate. However, malbec grapes express terroir well which means influences of dirt, nutrients, climate, and production methods appear in unique ways on the palate. Malbec is a full-bodied and acidic, deep purple-red wine with juicy fruit flavors like plum, black cherry, raspberry, blackberry. It's earthy characteristics would be coffee, leather, black pepper, tobacco, and cocoa. Malbec is known for its strong kick and fruity, almost jammy taste.