Despite Malbec’s beginnings as a blending grape in Bordeaux and a lapel-grabber in Cahors, it didn’t really gain prominence here in the US until Argentine viticulturists discovered how well it grew in their terroir and planted it all over Mendoza and Salta. Now we’ve had the opportunity to see it spread furthering into North America and it’s growing up and down the west coast, and even in our own back yard. This Saturday, we’ll taste four Malbecs, all from the New World: two grown at higher elevations and two at lower ones (at least low relative to the higher ones.) The tasting, as it usually is, will be $12.50 plus tax and tip, and will begin at 2:00 pm on Saturday the 28th. To join us, call 326-9363 and order your set of samples, and then tune in on Saturday for a discussion of all things Malbec.
You can find the tasting order and the pricing for the wines here.
THE MEETING NUMBER FOR THE TASTING, WHICH BEGINS AT 2:00 PM ON SATURDAY THE 21st, IS 825 8116 9847. THE PASSCODE is 115495.
The highs and lows of Malbec
2014 San Augustin Vineyard Malbec, San Diego County
2018 Santa Julia “Reserva” Malbec, Valle de Uco
2018 Amauta “Absoluto” Malbec, Valle de Cafayate
2017 Deep Sky “Big Bang” Malbec, Elgin