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A Tasty and Affordable Wine From Argentina


With the 75th running of the International Gold Cup this Saturday I am in complete planning and execution mode for our tailgate party.  For those curious you may follow my Tweets @TimberAndBrush.  But I am still tasting new wines and hope to share them with you.  During the evenings I am focusing on vintage race results so right now I am preferring inexpensive wines.  This random selection pleasantly pleased us yesterday night.  I would drink more at this price point.  This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.

2010 Bodegas Diamandes, Perlita, Mendoza – $11
Imported by Dourthe USA.  This wine is a blend of 80% Malbec and 20% Syrah.  It was fermented in stainless steel then aged for eight months in 80% used and 20% new French oak barrels.  Alcohol 14.5%  The nose is light, young, and full of violets. In the mouth there is cool blue and black fruit, lifted and youthful.  It slowly develops a little juiciness, some ripeness, and the acidity comes out in the finish.  There is a little weight, textured tannins, and stoney structure.  Completely satisfying for the short-term.  ** Now-2016.

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