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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

La Posta Cocina Blend 2006

La Posta CocinaArgentina is on a roll — just about every new issue of the Big Dog wine magazines includes a few more reasonably-priced, high-scoring Argentine wines. It's a lot like the proliferation of good, inexpensive wines that Australia poured into the market a few years ago, except these are mainly Malbecs instead of Shirazes.

One that is well worth a try is the $15 La Posta Cocina Blend 2006, a unique and luscious blend of Malbec, Bonarda and Syrah. It starts with a deep plummy Malbec nose with hints of cedar, followed with big, rich berry and cherry flavors on the palate. It's full-bodied, has a long, dry finish, and is really delicious. This smooth, friendly wine is a treat by itself, or as an accompaniment to food.

Cocina is the Spanish word for kitchen, so as the name and label suggest this is a "kitchen blend." I look forward to seeing what else La Posta cooks up!
J. Silverheels Gray, 9:02 AM

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