Here at CH Wine, we don’t just search to find the best hidden wine gems in California, we cast our net out to the best regions on earth — like the one-and-only Malbec capital of the world: Argentina. We’ve dialed in Lot 870 2021 Mendoza Malbec, a terroir-ific stunner, from the high plateaus of the Uco Valley outside of Mendoza proper. This area is considered one of the top growing regions of Argentina, known for its high elevation, rich, alluvial soils, abundant water supply from the nearby Andes Mountains, and long growing season. All these elements combine to cultivate grapes rich in character and depth, with a unique, mineral-laden palate.
Lot 870 is a radiant violet-purple color in the glass tinged with mesmerizing fuschia edges. On the nose, you’re led into ripe round fruit notes: black cherry, blackberry and that juicy plum which is quickly enhanced with earthy vanilla, cloves, and a rich spiced cinnamon toast. Structured tannins with an uplifting dried herb and oak finish make this a fully integrated powerhouse capable of standing up with the heartiest fare you choose to pair alongside it. At only $13 per bottle this is a perfect everyday drinker to add to your fall dinner rotation.
Watch as Chris Lafleur, Sommeliers Creed for Cameron Hughes walks us through a tasting.