Here is yet another U.S. label with a South American import among their offerings. Given that Argentina is “the place” for Malbec, it certainly makes sense that a winemaker would choose the Mendoza region as their source. Based on the fine print on the back of the label, this particular Beringer Malbec may have been made by the folks at Bodegas Trapiche. Don’t know for certain, though.
Appellation: Mendoza, Argentina
Notes: The color was a dark garnet. On the nose I detected scents of dark fruit, rubber and a medicinal/chemical note. Acidity was fine in this medium-bodied Malbec. Tannins were also in the medium range with alcohol at 13.5%. Flavors? Well, I tasted plum, sweet blackberry, muffin, tea leaf, and what I would describe as bark from a tree branch. Weird? Well, some have said that about me, but I won’t apologize for my descriptors here: it’s what I tasted. I thought it was a very interesting selection and fairly enjoyable to drink. I could see this making a return to my table sometime during the holidays.