2010?, this baby was still hanging on the vine not too long ago. 100% Malbec grown in the Uco Valley of Mendoza in Argentina, by Finca La Celia, a 100 year old winery. This Malbec was made by Finca La Celia to be sold in the U.S. by Trader Joe’s ($3.99). The La Finca is a young, easy drinking, inexpensive wine with a relatively light alcohol content of 13%.
A nice dark black cherry red. A fairly simple nose, some blueberry, raspberry, a little bit of a grassy note. Very clean on the palate, black and blueberries, not complex, but the fruit is bright, fresh and tasty. The tannins are very subdued, Malbec can be a tannic wine, but not the La Finca. A light dark berry finish, that does not last very long.
I like my Malbec’s with a little more oomph, than the La Finca. Too simple, too light-bodied and missing too much of what I like about Malbec. It’s not a bad tasting wine, what is in the glass is pretty good, I just wish there was more going on in the glass. With that said, I feel silly complaining that a 4 dollar wine isn’t rocking my world.