My first dip into a blog of my own. I have written for others but never for myself! I look forward to hearing from other wine “geeks” like me. “Geek”, a well used wine term, really is not what you think. I call myself a geek because wine is a hobby and I like to know a little more than just the vintage and varietal. Learning the details of each wine, winery, winemaker, vineyard dynamics, and etc is exciting and fun. And explains a lot of the what I like / or dislike about the wine.
So as I write my first post to the Wine Mecca Blog I am enjoying a glass of a new Malbec I found from an Argentina producer: Valentin Bianchi “Famiglia” 2006 – San Rafael, Mendoza. Inky and dark with full fruit flavors of ripe plums and berries yet soft and silky with a long lingering finish of cedar and leather. Smooth and delicious. I found mine at WineStyles – Tatum & Shea Paradise Valley,AZ – around $19 – if I remember right.
Keeping it short and sweet tonight – Let me know if you tried it. Or what other Malbecs you have tried.