I am always amazed at the quality of Argentine wine. How do they produce these deep, fat, rich reds of character and complexity for such little money? The French taught us the concept of terroir and here in the 2012 La Posta Pizzella Family Vineyard we see a malbec with distinction of place. Dark fruit, candy spice and licuorice rise from the glass. The mouth is fleshy, with slow-moving tannins and acids yielding good structure and grip for the rich black fruits. Serve it up with hearty cheeses and meats. Costs about $20.
-- Michael McVittie reviews wines available locally