AMANCAYA MALBEC-CABERNET SAUVIGNON - 2006
From Mendoza, Argentina, this is a joint venture of Nicolas Catena & Barons de Rothschild Lafite. 14% alcohol.
Dark purple-red color with blueberries and blackberries on the nose. Cherry and black fruits on the mid-palate and plum on the finish. Smooth but robust. Straight-forward with creamy oak that does not overpower the fruit.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
A big red for not so big a price. Retails for around $14. This is a good food wine with nice fruit flavors and lip-staining inky color. Left me yearning for a little more complexity, but a good value wine.