From the Cellar01 Mar 2019
- Category: Uncorked Tonight
(August 5, 2018) ... Another one of these "Double Dose of" ... as I go through the wine cellar I notice i have either the same wine from different years or the same producer making different wines in the same year ... so here I go again with a comparison:
2008 Malbec, Pizzella Family Vineyard ... I had a friend that used to give wines the "mmm" or "Ick" review, there were certain wines he would throw a middling review he called "meh" - it was not great, it was not atrocious - this is one of those MEH wines: dried leaf and blueberry, with some smoky, mocha, and leather which ends on a sour-ish note. It's a tough wine to really get a handle on, it's far from good but it isn't horrible, after all this time in the cellar it's just "meh".
2008 Cocina Blend ... This wine shows the art of the blend, a Malbec 60% / Bonarda 20% / Syrah 20% - the Bonarda will add a fruitiness but I am not sure of the longevity it brings, while the Syrah and Malbec both have some age-ability to them, all in all this was a rather tasty wine with its notes of cherry, blueberry, sweet plum, and creamy cocoa.
Winner, and quite easily, the Cocina Blend.