50% Malbec, 50% Syrah from Mendoza, Argentina.
SRP of $12 and available for around $10. Sampled received courtesy the winemaker for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"The Famiglia Meschini Premium Line is the accomplishment of our dream to bring the true characteristics of each varietal to your glass. From the vineyard to the bottle we limit our intervention so that the aromas and senses come to life as you unleash these young and lively wines.
Our 2009 Premium Malbec Syrah is deep red in color with shades of indigo blue. Plum, red cherry and spices come alive in the nose. Balanced with a round and smooth finish.
I've previously reviewed a couple white wines from Famiglia Meschini, the Chardonnay -- which took 3rd place in The Chardonnay Showdown, and also the Sparkling Torrontés which we also liked quite a bit. As such, I was excited to try my first red wine from Eugenio and Teresa Meschini, a husband/wife team that imports wines from their vineyards in Eugenio's homeland of Argentina.
The 2009 Famiglia Meschini Premium Malbec Syrah begins with strong aromas of plum and other dark fruit plus some floral and herbal notes. The wine has lots of dark berry flavor upfront when tasting followed by some surprising and really nice tannins that give the wine nice structure. This wine has a rich, silky texture. The Premium Malbec Syrah finishes with a great kick of spice and the dark fruit flavors keep going and going. An excellent and affordable wine for all those Holiday get-togethers that are fast approaching!
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Overall Rating: 8.0
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