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Old Westminster, Malbec 2017

Old Westminster, Malbec 2017




Try putting this wine in a blind tasting and let people guess where it's from. I doubt that Maryland will come up. This is a classy wine that straddles new and old-world sensibilities and shows ripeness not associated with the Mid-Atlantic sun. 

The wine was made with minimal intervention. It's unfined and unfiltered and spent 18 months in oak. 

There are aromas and flavors of Bing cherries, smoke, vanilla, and violets. The wine makes me want to build a parrilla in my backyard to grill some short ribs and black sausage.