Dona Paula Los Cardos Malbec

by Mary Maynard
(Monument, CO)

Dona Paula Los Cardos Malbec

Dona Paula Los Cardos Malbec

What Possessed Us To Open Wine?


After 12 years of David going to Horse Creek Ranch in Wyoming, he finally invited me! And we met some friends. The boys fished. The girls talked. Wine was inevitable.

What Did The Label Want Us To Know?

Los Cardos means “the thistles.” These are flowers with thorns that grow in the Mendoza area and are a sign that the soil is good or PLANT GRAPES HERE. The label also mentions the breath-taking landscape, as all wines from Argentina do because, duh, mountains. They call their wine approachable and use words like red and black fruit, berries, spices and cigar box.

What’s So Great About It?

David said it was nice, over the top smoky, and that it lingered on the tongue, but was surprised it was a Malbec. Bruce also thought it was not distinct as a Malbec and it could have been a Cabernet. I, of course, love smoke.

Someone Else’s More Qualified Opinion:
http://www.snooth.com/wine/dona-paula-malbec-los-cardos-2009/

Conversation This Wine Engendered:

Skitch is a great application

Chick-fil-A is a fabulous company

People eat Farina and lots of it in Brazil

We vote for goat anything

By Mary Maynard
www.HappyHourMary.com

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