Sometimes I feel like this lady. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any information about the label design and the what inspired it. However what was in the bottle was really good on a cool summer evening in the kitchen.

2017 Riccitelli Tinto del la Casa Malbec is hand harvested from two different vineyards in Argentina. Las Compuertas which is located at the highest section of Lujan de Cuyo accounts for 50% of the grapes and Gualtallary, one of the highest points in the Uco Valley account for the other 50%. The wine is co-fermented in small French oak vats with 50% whole clusters and indigenous yeast. Each of the vineyards brings the different terroir and when combined you have a nice complex Malbec with aromas of dark fuit, vanilla spice and a hint of forest. The palate is full of dark fruit, nice integrated tannins and a hint of earth.

Chef’s Pairings: Beef, Venison, Lamb Lollipops, Ribeye, Strip Steak, Flat Iron and Skirt Steak with a cigar.