Along with the Monte Ducay Cariñena, I picked up a $9.99 Malbec at Trader Joe's. I have to admit, I am sort of a sucker for modest labels. If there's some kind of art work, or hologram, or tongue-in-cheek name, I tend to avoid buying or drinking it (Fat Bastard, Menage-a-trois, DaVinci, Pinot Evil, etc). But if it's a straight forward, unpretentious label, where I can see
varietal (Malbec), year it was bottled (2005 in this case), region (Mendoza, Argentina), and it's not flashy or ostentatious, and it's less than $12, I'll probably try it.
Only thing this wine was missing was a D.O.C., or government quality control demarcation... but this wine was a good one, especially for less than $10. I enjoyed it this week, as have several other online reviewers (links here, here, here, and here). It was bold, but my bottle was not overwhelmingly so. I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy it as well.
1 year ago