Trapiche, Mendoza (Argentina) Malbec “Oak Cask” 2021

($10):  Malbec, originally from Bordeaux and Cahors in southwest France, has become Argentina’s signature red grape.  This bargain-priced one packs plenty of punch and hints of vanilla — the oak cask designation speaking. Its suave texture and intensity make it a fine choice for a summertime BBQ party.  Big and bold, yet it is not a bombastic wine.
85 Michael Apstein May 3, 2022