puerto viejoA unique approach, more old world in style, and a change of pace from all the soft, round, sweet Malbec on the bottom shelf. Berry aromas, dusty earth, and wood notes on the nose.  The berry and coffee flavors on the medium-weight palate are quickly consumed by dry, dusty tannins that drive the medium length finish. Good intensity but a bit austere in the mouth compared to most supermarket wines.  Produced by Bodega Viñas de Vila, a large Argentinean producer in Mendoza.

Recommended if you’re looking for something a little different.

Score: 84/100

Ave. Price: $8

Alc: 14%