We have been enjoying a variety of Malbec wines from Argentina's famed Mendoza area as well as other areas nearby. Pictured above is a 2016 Malbec from the Trapiche Area in Argentina. Even though it has a high rating of 90 Wine rating by James Suckling, (renown wine critic) it is reasonably priced. We have notices that Argentinian Malbecs are proudly displaying their ratings on the cork label, which is very helpful to the consumers.
Malbec is a black-skinned grape variety native to southwestern France, but now better known as the iconic wine grape of Argentina. Through its success in the vineyards of Mendoza, in a few short decades Malbec has shot from relative obscurity to international fame, simultaneously bringing newfound attention and respect to Argentina as a wine-producing nation.
We have seen it priced as high as $14.99, and our friend Jane of Carpinteria Wine prices it at $11.99.
Cheers, and we wish you a wonderful last weekend in July!