Mendoza, Argentina; 13.4% ABV
$4 at the Richmond, CA, store on 28 Dec
I thought the label of this wine had some character to it, and that the color of the wine through the bottle looked nicely dark. When I poured it, the color of the wine was indeed quite pretty. However, on tasting, the wine had this weird organic chemical flavor that was very off-putting. I’m not sure what the wine fault is, but to me it tasted sort of like over-ripe or slightly spoiled fruit. It was otherwise a pretty good wine for the price, but I’ll have to say Thumbs Down.