Trader Joe’s Wine Pick for August 2012- Alamos 2011 Malbec

This month’s Trader Joe’s wine pick is a Malbec from Alamos.  Alamos has consistently been producing good Malbec for very reasonable prices.  Their 2011 is no exception.  It is a rich, flavorful wine perfect for summer BBQs!

About the Wine- From the Winery

Alamos 2011 Malbec is from the Mendoza region of Argentina.  It has 13.5% alcohol and retails for $8.99 at Trader Joe’s.  For more information visit www.alamoswines.com.

Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine

Alamos Malbec pours a deep purple color with hues of garnet.  A medley of aromas that include cedar, plums, cherries, and vanilla fill the nose of the wine.  The palate is rich and juicy with tastes of black fruit, cedar, and pepper.  While this Malbec isn’t complex or elegant, if offers vibrant flavors that are sure to please a crowd.  A great find for under $10!

My Wine Rating- B

Food Pairing Suggestions- Pairs well with burgers, barbecue ribs, or vegetarian chili.

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