A year and a half ago, Christine and I merrily ventured to our local BevMo for the annual wine-purchasing Bacchanalia that is the “Five Cent Sale.” Last week, with similar excitement, I journeyed back to BevMo to reap my haul of amazing wine bargains…only to be as disappointed as a 10-year-old girl opening a dead puppy for Christmas. Why? What’s gone wrong? Have I just become a cynical wine snob, or are there bigger issues at play here?
Pairs With An Untriumphant Return To BevMo
- by John Taylor
And that’s what’s really at the heart of this decision: I can’t shake this story or these characters. It’s what I always come back to. So, I think this is The Universe trying to tell me something: finish this story before you move on to something else. And so I will.
The 2016 Altocedro Gran Riserva Malbec es muy loco, but in all the good ways. To start, Altocedro harvests from 70-year-old vines from a 107-year-old vineyard. Not unusual, especially for Mendoza malbec. BUT, then they take the harvested Malbec in whole clusters and barrel co-ferment with 4% Semillon in French oak.