Anyway, I was trying to think about what to write earlier this morning and the plan was either Sauv Blanc or the really bad Cab I had at supper last night (which still might show up later in this post). Until I got to my mom’s house this afternoon. And she brought out a bottle of Malbec. My mom…the Moscato fan. She’s breaking out of her shell, trying new things, and she liked the purple label on the bottle, so she bought it.
She inspired me to do the unexpected tonight. So, since Malbecs are my new obsession I decided to write about them instead. I don’t know what it is about them.(And, I didn’t realize that Malbec was one of the traditional Bordeaux varietals and at one time was planted all over France.) I really haven’t had one that I don’t like. The majority of the ones I’ve seen have been from Argentina, but you can get them from other countries in South America and even California.
In fact, I discovered one of my favorites is from California. It won at one of our wine clubs.
Red Rock Malbec
The one mom bought was good too…
Sigh. Love them. Anyone else a Malbec fan? What’s your favorite?
Oh, about the Cab I had at supper. So, we are at a local bar/pub in a smaller town. I order a Cab (which is what I typically do when we go out to eat when I assume they don’t have a wine list of any kind). Usually, it’s a cheaper Cab, but still decent. The waitress showed up with an individual bottle of Barefoot Cabernet. I’ve bought and drank individual bottles before, and not had any problems. But, it was pretty bad. I still drank it (I don’t NOT drink a wine I’ve ordered), but it was kind of disappointing. Actually, it matched the food, so I shouldn’t have been all that surprised.