Malbec

Trivento, Reserve, Mendoza, Argentina, 2012

Dark and oaky, this mixes notes of cassis, blackberry, licorice, smoke and woodsy spice, with chewy tannins settling in on the finish.  $30

Bodega Norton, Reserva, Mendoza, Argentina, 2010

Polished and supple, with fine tannins framing the rich kirsch, plum sauce and cassis notes, supported by a firm yet creamy frame, with hints of mocha and spice.  $40

$38

Achaval Ferrer, Mendoza, Argentina, 2012

This lovely red displays aromas of violet and crushed raspberry, following through to a medium-bodied palate, silky tannins mark the lengthy finish.  $46