|The Finished Product|
This year Jose and Lili were not close enough to deliver their box on Christmas Eve. When they were back in town we arranged for a dinner. I thought this was the ideal time to enjoy a Malbec Jose brought back from his last trip to South America and had given me for my birthday. My thought was why not blind taste it vs the other Malbecs I had in my cellar. Jose was open to the idea.
C - 2015 Picchetti, Pedregal Vineyard, Paicines came in first place with an average of 3.50. We received this as members of Picchetti. It cost $38.
D - 2013 Carmelo Patti, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza came in second place with an average of 3.38. I picked it up at K&L the day of the tasting. They didn't have many choices, just 4 from Mendoza. I picked he most expensive one. It cost $35.
C - 2014 Chateau St Jean, Reserve, Sonoma County came in third place with an average of 3.25. We picked it up on our last trip to Sonoma. It cost $63 with Ted's member discount.
A - 2013 Catena Zapata, Adrianna Vineyard, River Stones, Mendoza came in last place with an average of 2.75.