It’s not actually summer according to the calendar, but 80 degree weather, light past 7:30 p.m., and a Friday night to boot herald this evening as the official opening of the Boozy Lifestyle Summer Season 2017.
Two for $20 sounds more like a sale at a cheap clothing store than my local liquor store. For me, two bottles of wine for $20 is much more exciting than 100% cotton crew neck T-shirts in an assortment of spring colors.
Don David is named for David Michel who emigrated from France to Argentina in 1892 and founded Michel Torino Estate in Cafayate. The high altitude winery features over 1500 acres of vineyards that thrive on warm days, cool nights, and low humidity. The color is deep plum. There are three qualities of the nose thatContinue reading “Don David Malbec 2012 Michel Torino Estate”
We are excited to try a new Malbec, 2013 Benjamin Nieto Senetiner from Mendoza, Argentina, with a hanger steak on a nice crusty Calandra roll for dinner. As the splash of deep-hued purple color swirls around my glass, I detect a woodsy aroma mixed with plum. From the color and nose, I’m expecting a bold,Continue reading “Benjamin Nieto Senetiner Malbec 2013”
We pour Norton Malbec Reserva 2010 from Mendoza, Argentina and start sipping right away. The nose is pleasantly plum plus something I can’t quite identify. The taste is a tight concentration of fruit and I don’t detect any secondary flavors. The finish is somewhat bitter. At this point the wine hasn’t made a very goodContinue reading “Norton Malbec Reserva 2010”
Finally it’s Friday and we’re feeling adventurous to try a new wine. We select a Masi Tupungato Passo Doble 2011 that is sale priced at $12. The wine is a blend of 70% Malbec and 30% Corvina from Mendoza, Argentina. As the wine is aerating in the glass I catch an aromatic whiff from acrossContinue reading “Masi Tupungato Passo Doble, this week’s TGIF wine”