A few weeks ago, we reviewed a Pizzella Malbec from Laura Catena’s La Posta line, which showcases the versatility of growers and winemakers around Argentina and provides infrastructure for production and distribution on a large scale. This time, we’re pouring the line’s Uco Valley red blend, a composition of 60% Malbec, 25% Bonarda, and 15% Syrah.
As expected, big, beefy pepper and cherry notes from the Malbec dominate on the nose, with a slight touch of smoke and clove making an appearance as things settle. Quite thick on the palate, with cherry and raspberry doing most of the heavy lifting. Mild traces of baking spice and sharp minerality lead to a lingering and dry finish. Oak towards the end adds dimension and interest, but not as much as I was anticipating from a blend so heavy on Malbec. A solid red blend that will work well at upcoming holiday gatherings.
B / $15 / lapostavineyards.com