Puerto Ancona-Tikal-Natural-Ernesto Catena Vineyards-Malbec-Syrah-Mendoza-Argentina-2011-14.5% Alcohol-$17.96-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color. A full bodied blend, with black cherry, blueberry, herbs, licorice and spice on finish, still young. RP-91 CR-88 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.
Columbia Crest Winery-Grand Estates-Merlot-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2010-13.5% Alcohol-$9.99-A nose of cherry and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium bodied smooth red, with black cherry, berries, cocoa and spice on finish, very good QPR. WS-85 CR-87 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.