Web Original: What to Drink This Weekend: Pascual Toso

Loaded with black cherry flavors and accented with vanilla aromatics, Pascual Toso is the perfect wine to drink this weekend.

Thanks to its exceptional value, once obscure Argentine wines are now a staple in American wine shops. Malbec may be Argentina’s star, but the country has much more to offer wine lovers in the value vein — like this supple and flavorful merlot from Pascual Toso (Chairman’s Selection, $8.99).

In general, Argentine merlot is softer and juicier than Malbec, as in this delightfully balanced version, loaded with black-cherry flavors and accented with vanilla and cola aromatics. Mid-weight and fruit-forward, this merlot tastes great alone, but also suits a wide range of simple foods, from cheeseburgers to fajitas.