Malbec, Malbec everywhere, but which do you choose? Probably not this one.
Available at many retailers for $12.99 or less.
From the bottle:
In the 1940's, the Piattelli family immigrated to Mendoza, bringing with them a winemaking legacy from their native Tuscany. Their tradition and passion continue to be the strong legacy behind this prestigious wine. Lujan de Cuyo (elev. 3,200 ft) is a region celebrated for its perfect combination of rocky soils, thermal amplitude and warm sun. These characteristics define the aromas and flavors that distinguish this remarkable wine. Oak barrel aged eight months.
While my wife and I really enjoy a nice Malbec, we really have not had good luck with this variety lately. Not sure if the explosion in popularity has led to everyone and their brother selling this wine and the quality therefore suffering, or if we have just become really picky about what we like in this grape. In any case, the 2008 Piattelli Premium Malbec was just not very good. We found it to be really harsh even after giving it significant air. Sour and tangy, not recommended.
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.