Malbec is one of Mendoza's most important and impressive grapes, delivering intense, well-structured wines. Our 2008 Malbec opens with an attractive rich-purple hue, followed by bright aromas of fresh cherries, red currant, plum and violets. The red fruit maintains its vibrancy through the long, broad palate, flanked by warm notes of vanilla, cocoa and smoke. Round tannins lend structure to the palate, holding the fruit into the finish. This wine makes an excellent companion to dishes with good fat content, such as beef tenderloin with butter or cream sauce and potatoes.