Trapiche Malbec, 2008
Bodegas Trapiche is located in Mendoza, Argentina at the foothills of the Andes. They own more than 1000 acres of vineyards and grow both red and white varietals that are used to produce numerous different wines ranging form value to luxury. This Trapiche Malbec is a value wine that we purchased, on sale, for about $8.00 at the Bellevue QFC Market. The color is a deep purple with violet hues. There is a luscious nose of fresh blueberries, black cherries and cooked rhubarb. This is a medium bodied wine with an abundance of fresh berry and black fruit flavors balanced by some coco and mineral notes. The tannins are well submerged and there is a gentle acidity that contributes to a smooth finish. This wine is more “New World” than old, but will pair well with any summer barbecue.