Wine SoakedA Blog About Wine And Life By Sommelier Sara Kay
Episode 6: What the Heck, Malbec?
PSH (Malbec) 2008 $14.99… This Malbec is from Mendoza Argentina. The wine maker is Philip Schell, a native frenchman from Bordeaux, who is trying his luck in Argentina, so needless to say I was excited to try this wine. However, I found it to be shockingly fruit forward with bright notes of blueberry and blackberry notes, and the acidity was shockingly overwhelming. It was a good burger wine, and not much more.
Antis (Malbec) 2008 $15.99… This is also a Malbec from Mendoza. This was significantly more pleasing. It had a lovely nose of plums, tobacco, and leather, and a medium bodied velvety palate, that makes it lovely to drinkable wine on it’s own or with a juicy piece of steak!
Bianchi Famiglia 2007 (Malbec) $24.99… This is the KING of Malbecs. This one has been aged in oak for at least 10 months and it shows. It is significantly more complex and less acidic then the 1st two. It also offers up some richer bakeshop elements such as cocoa, coffee, and cinnamon. I could drink this all night long… and just might. It also seems the only one worth cellaring.
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Sara Kay Godot (formerly Sara Kay Snider) has been a sommelier for 7 years, and specializes in on- and off-premise program development, market development, and cellar management. She has a passion for wine education, and a mission to get a glass in everyone's hand. For information about restaurant consultations, staff trainings, and private event services in the Los Angeles area, email her at email@example.com.