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in and around the Richmond, Virginia area and beyond.
Friday, September 08, 2006
Drink This Malbec!
Last night we drank a little $10 Argentinean gem: Gouguenheim Winery 2004 Malbec from the Valle Escondido in Mendoza. Very spicy (kind of Cotes du Rhonish) and a significant amount of body for an inexpensive red. Malbec is traditionally used as a blending grape for Bordeaux. Apparently, it loves to grow in Argentina and many wineries in the country produce 100% Malbec wines. I’ve tasted good ones and so-so ones. This one is definitely worth a try.