Bodega Norton, S.A.-Privada-Malbec-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mendoza-Argentina-2009-14.8% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of brooding dark fruit and spice, dark black purple in color. A full bodied red blend with blackberry, cassis, chocolate and spice on finish, was so much better than first tried 1.5 years ago, short decant, in a great drinking zone. RP-91 WS-91 WE-92 CR-91 Good with meats, chicken, pasta. One Cork Bonus.
Von Strasser Winery-Rudy-Zinfandel-Napa Valley-California-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$17.00-A nose of cherry and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium bodied Zin with black cherry, raspberry, some vanilla and spice on finish, an easy drinker. NR CR-87 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.