Miss Fox’s Weekly Wine Pick – Maipe Malbec 2008
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Park City School of Wine Students’ Top Grade “Hearty Reds” Class 11/13/09
Grade = B+
Maipe Malbec 2008, Mendoza, Argentina, synthetic cork, $11.99
We had students in class who were looking for big reds and this wine delivered. Beautiful purple color with plum, ripe fig, flowers, and spices. This wine wasn’t over the top in tannins, (the stuff in red wine that makes your mouth feel tacky or dry,) and is perfect to open right now, ie: no time needed in the cellar. This would be a great wine to pair with a big slab o’ meat as it will stands up to the richness of the fat without overpowering it. Consider this with pizza, as well.
Park City School of Wine is an independent, non-denominational wine education school that, since October of 2008, has been committed to excellence in the intellectual, ethical, gastronomical and enological development of their students. For more information, check out www.parkcityschoolofwine.com.