Taste: What to Drink September 2006

Argentine malbec has been turning heads of late, tempting fans of big red wines with its combination of earthy


Argentine malbec has been turning heads of late, tempting fans of big red wines with its combination of earthy power and jammy fruit flavors. This reserve-level wine is an excellent example of the style at an absurdly low almost-half-price — $12.99 — at Pennsylvania state stores. It delivers turbo-charged Moroccan spice and blueberry pie aromas with a deep, meaty texture well suited to red meats and grilled foods. Try it with a juicy porterhouse slathered with mushrooms and onions.