Hey there!

We're Jeff & Brittany, two wine-loving travelers (or travel-loving wine-Os depending on the day!) and here you'll find the ins and outs of our journey. We share our best travel tips and must see locations, under the radar wines, hidden restaurants, and hints to taste wine like a pro across the globe. So, fellow Vino Vagabond, grab a glass (or two) and lets hit the road! Cheers!

What We're Drinking Now: 2006 Tahuantinsuyo Malbec

What We're Drinking Now: 2006 Tahuantinsuyo Malbec

DSC01539.jpg
Tahuan

Tahuan

The 2006 Tahuantinsuyo Malbec stuck out to me not only for the label but also the fact it is a special vineyard selection Malbec from Ernesto Catena. Judging from our earlier experiences with Catena wines, we wanted to give this wine a try as well. It had all the characteristics of great Malbec that we were familiar with, the baked raspberry and blueberry but also had a rich purple color with a fringe of ruby.

It had a great amount of fruit but, in my opinion, didn't have much tannic structure or spice to round out the fruit flavors. If you aren't a fan of those characteristics, then this wine is something you might want to try. Instead of a rich steak like a ribeye or a strip steak, I might recommend a tenderloin cut for this wine since the flavors in the meat won't overpower the wine. I might also suggest enjoying this wine all by itself to fully appreciate the fruit forward qualities in the wine.

Argentine Asado 101

Argentine Asado 101

Harvesting for Gauchezco Wines

Harvesting for Gauchezco Wines

0