La Finca Malbec 2011

Trader Joe’s, $3.99

Aaron: I like Malbecs, but this could have been better.  There was a super earthy, grassy smell and the flavor was tight and course.  Strawberries blended into pepper throughout the medium body and pairing with spicy foods to overpower the flavor is a must.  There was definitely a warming I don’t get with most wines.  88 points

Teri: Carrying a mild heavy earthy/smoky smell this Malbec is smooth but almost tastes a little watery. It would be good with spicy foods but has a tight flavor with a little cherry but I didn’t get much else out of it. 85 points

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