And happily paired with this Malbec (Argentina), yummy. I mean... nommy. Gotta love it when wines are delicious and affordable. The nose was especially fruity and I do love them full bodied. I originally requested a '97 Shiraz Grenache Malbec (Australia), but this was great for a weeknight dinner at home as well. Thanks Stella and Mike!
The 2007 Catena Malbec shows a dark violet color with deep bluish – black tones. The nose offers ripe, concentrated dark fruit aromas with delicate floral notes and traces of vanilla and mocha. The mouthfeel is rich and lush, with concentrated black cherry and red currant fruit flavors layered with sweet spices, tobacco and a touch of leather. The finish presents soft, supple tannins with bright, crisp acidity and a flinty minerality which gives the wine exceptional length. -Winery
Recipe to come later. I'm too full and tired now.