The name is translated into kitchen red, but there’s some elegance of fine winemaking at work with this wine from Argentina.
Sourced from growers in the Mendoza region in the west-central part of the country, the wine is a blend of malbec (60 percent), syrah (20 percent) and bonarda (20 percent). It is aged for a year in a combination of French and American oak.
From the nose to the tongue, there’s much to savor in this wine with aromas of licorice, leather, cedar and spices, plus fruit and spice flavors. The big tannins are nicely balanced.
Sherry: “Notes of leather with flavors of strawberry, dried plum, light licorice and vanilla on the finish.” 3-1/2 stars
Chris: “Licorice and cedar notes with flavors of cherry, blueberry and plum.” 3-1/2 stars
Available locally for about $12 to $15.
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