My brother-in-law (like his fabulous wino-in-law-sister) has great taste and pulled out a 2007 Malbec from one of my fav Napa vineyards, St. Supery -- I know, you always hear me talk about them, but seriously, its because their wines are delish!
Malbec, a thin-skinned grape that requires a bit more sun and heat than Cab or Merlot, normally offers an inky dark ruby color and robust tannins.
This one in particular was on point, and offering a beautiful complexity that would pair well with heavier meals (I admit my fettucini a la vodka was probably not the most appropriate pairing). On the nose, cloves and licorice . On the palate, dark plum meets cocoa. Beautiful balance and smokey finish.
Where to Buy: St. Supery Vineyards
Pair With: Empanadas
Additional St. Supery wines from our September #WineDown to be shared later this week. Keep your eyes peeled for more yumminess!