This week I found my Wednesday Wine Pick at a Rolf’s Wine in Newport Beach. They have a nice little selection of wines at reasonable prices. I wanted to grab a bottle to take to a weekend BBQ (pretty much a summer staple every weekend that I always look forward to) so I decided to browse the wines from Argentina. I picked up a bottle of Malbec from La Posta highly recommended by the clerk in hopes it would be a crowd pleaser.
La Posta Cocina Malbec 2009 is from Argentina and is 100% Malbec. It has 13.5% alcohol and retails for $15 (I purchased it for $13.99 at Rolf’s). For more information you can visit www.LaPostaVineyards.com
Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine
The La Posta was pretty tight upon opening so we let it decant for an hour or so. After decanting, this Malbec really came to life with a nose of dark cherry, blackberry, and spice. This is an intense and taste bud awakening wine…and I am liking it! Flavors of blackberry, dark cherry, and a hint of dark chocolate are balanced with earthy tannins. A great wine for the BBQ that everyone loved!
My Wine Rating- B+
*Food Pairing Suggestions- Perfect with a juicy steak or burger off the grill and would also be a great complement to dark chocolate (Green and Black’s 70% is my fave!).