Coi Soave 2009 $5.95
Medium yellow color, delicate bouquet of exotic fruits, peach and flowers. Pleasant smooth taste, velvety aftertaste and white fruit flavors. Pairs well with pasta dishes, horse d’oeuvre, fish, fruits and peanuts.
Grapes: 70% Garganega, 20% Trebbiano di Soave and 10% Chardonnay.
Cueva de las Manos Reserve Malbec 2009 $9.95
“Two winners from Argentina include the 2009 Malbec Reserve, a 100% Malbec aged 12 months in a combination of French and American oak. Copious aromas of chocolate, blueberries, blackberries, tar, and spice box jump from the glass of this inky/ruby/purple-tinged wine. Ripe, succulent, and loaded with fruit with silky tannins and a long finish, it will not make old bones, but for drinking over the next 2-3 years, this is a heck-of-a bargain. ”
– Wine Advocate (Aug. 2010), 90 pts
Region: Mendoza, Argentina