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Just Another Malbec Monday

OK class, in case you haven't already been edumacated on this wine, let me give you a quick run down on zee Malbec. The Malbec grape is grown in Argentina, South America. The wine region in Argentina best known for Malbec is called the Mendoza region. Malbec is grown and produced in other parts of the world but when you hear Malbec, you pretty much think, Mendoza region of Argentina. Its look and consistency is much like that of a hearty Merlot. Nuff said. One of my favorite Malbecs is the 2006 Kaiken Ultra Malbec. Sounds like a diet beer, doesn't it? But far from it! It's a great one to try if you've never tried a Malbec before. It's medium to full-bodied so it's on the heavier side but loaded with lots of fruity goodness.
I first tried it at dinner at the World Famous Pacific Dining Car in Los Angeles pictured below.
It's been cloudy and drizzly here in Southern California the past few days so it's perfect "Malbec" weather. This is not a wine I would drink outside on a hot afternoon, while Paco the pool boy waits on me hand and foot. If I did I'd end up passed out in the cabana with Paco giving me mouth-to-mouth...Hmmm. Paco
Wondering where you can find this delectable item? Not Paco! the wine! Focus, people, I know I probably lost some of you to Paco but the rest of you, please bear with me!
Email me and I'll research it for you...yes, it's worth trying and no it won't break the bank!

14 comments:

  1. You had me at Paco. I mean, um, cabana. No really, I haven't tried a Malbec before. It sounds good.

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  2. oh i am so interested to try it! i know nothing about wine, even though i grew up 20 minutes from Napa Valley (FOR SHAME!) thanks for teaching us your winey ways :)

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  3. Focus ppl, lol!

    I just had a nice glass of estancia cab sauv!

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  4. I'll have to try this when my friend visits from NY. Thanks for the rec :)

    BevMo! has it for $19. Is that a decent price?
    http://www.bevmo.com/Shop/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=25413

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  5. And stop taking pictures of my pool boy!

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  6. Hi, I'm visiting from MBC. Great blog.

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  7. Please don't tell me it's cold and drizzly there... It's cold and drizzly here. I'm anxious to get out of NorCal next week and head to SCal for warm weather, wine, and some Paco watching.

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  8. I'll take One Paco in my bed, please. I don't drink wine.

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  9. Can I have both the wine and Paco? ;)

    Actually, I would like to know more about it - I got to taste some at my brothers wine shop in Washington State, but failed to find out how to get some... :)

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  10. Did you say something about wine? I totally lost my mind.

    I want to know why I can't get wine shipped into PA????
    Any ideas?

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  11. I wanna try Paco... I mean a glass!

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  12. OK. is i tried it! different brand same stuff :) i am not a big red wine fan, it's always given me heart burn and been a bit too "woody"

    the malbec however was way smoother! no heart burn! and it didn't leave a woody aftertaste :) i really enjoyed it, thanks dear!

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  13. This is one of my favorite wines. It goes well with a meal, by itself or with cheese and crackers. I'm glad you are featuring these lessor known wines. Merlot and Chardonnay are starting to get dull. Have you tried any Mouvedre or Tempranillo wines?

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  14. Stopping by from SITS. Nice Design!

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