Tony Aspler’s Weekly Wine Pick: a supple, deep-ruby Malbec from California
By Tony Aspler
I don’t come across Malbec from California very often, but there’s one at the LCBO made by E. & J. Gallo under the Red Rock Winery label. It’s deep ruby in colour with a smoky, truffle, barnyard nose; the fruit is ripe and sweet with jammy blackberry and blackcurrant flavours, ending with a spicy, dark-chocolate note. It’s full on the palate with supple tannins.
Food match: beef ribs
$16.95, LCBO #284315
Tony Aspler is Post City’s wine columnist. He has written 14 books on wine and food and also created the Ontario Wine Awards. He can be heard on 680News.