Saddle Up And Malbec

Here’s another wine impression from a night out for dinner.

Vineyard: Finca Sophenia
Varietal: Malbec
Vintage: 2010 Reserve
Appellation: Mendoza, Argentina
Price: $16

Notes: Let me begin my notes by saying that everybody has an off night, and maybe this was mine. At any rate, I found a medium-bodied red that showed a deep rich color in the glass. It had modest-to-moderate tannins. The primary flavors for me were dark currant, leather and oak. I, however, missed some of the other fruit and mint flavors that professional reviewers have attributed to this wine. It certainly wasn’t a bad wine by any means. And it would most definitely have made a good complement to a big juicy steak. Maybe my mistake was not having that steak along with the wine.

Important: I am not a professional sommelier or wine connoisseur.  See “About” for the full disclaimer.