The Chronicle Wine Selections Argentine Malbec - Opulent, exotic nose of Asian plum, spice and ripe blackberry that shows as nicely on the jammy blackberry, mocha palate with hints of star anise; good grip on the lengthy finish. Very good value.
Good - Crushed strawberry with peppery spice. Ripe, plush; a little alcohol showing. Mineral punch and grip on the finish. The wine is 100 percent Gaglioppo, which is prevalent in Calabria, Italy; when vinified as red wine, it has been described by some as a straightforward Nebbiolo.