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Information provided by Revolution Wine Company:

Argentina is in the midst of a Revolution.  The same restless spirit which is the soul of the Argentine people has ignited a revolution in winemaking.  This revolution has hundreds of young winemakers bringing out the natural beauty the vineyards of Argentina have to offer.  Best reflected in it’s signature wines; Malbec and Torrontes.  These wine express both power and elegance, soulful yet unique.  A reflection of Argentina itself.  It is our passion to spread this spirit of rebellion and originality .  Viva la Revolucion!

Here are my notes:

First, I’d like to dedicate this entry to my new wine friend Lynn.  I was having dinner last night and happened to comment on the bottle of wine she was drinking stating that I’ve never  had a Malbec I really liked.  Her reply?  “Bartender!  Get us another bottle!  I promise you’ll like this one.”  The bartender, which calling him that is very generous, brings us another bottle…that’s it.  Doesn’t open it, doesn’t get us another glass.  Well nothing is going to stand between myself and a bottle of wine!  Being all of five feet tall, I ran around the corner of the bar, stealthily grabbed myself a proper wine glass and was back at my barstool having a glass poured for me before the bartender could even think about blinking.

Hesitantly, I took a giant sniff deep in my glass.  A very pleasant, fruity, berry filled aroma surprised me a bit.  The first sip, well, glass, was very easy to drink.  I could definitely pick up a solid black cherry taste with hints of blackberry and raspberry.  It held a very smooth aftertaste that didn’t have an abrupt end.  It lingered just long enough to make you want just a little more.

I hate to admit I was wrong, but dammit, this Argentine Revolution Malbec is good.  Damn good.  This is going to earn itself it’s own slot in my wine rack.  It paired wonderfully with good people and good conversation, but would be phenomenal with a big hunk of dark chocolate.

On a scale of “this tastes like piss” to “oops, I just drank the whole bottle”  I would give this a “Well we made short work of that bottle!”  Would I buy it again on purpose?  Absolutely.  Would I buy it out at a restaurant knowing the ridiculous markup they put on wine?  Damn right I would.

Final Grade:  A

*Mom – you wanted a good red to try.  This one.