I tasted this wine with a paired dinner at Destino in San Francisco, with winemaker Luis Villarreal. It was garnet colored with ruby edges and had a nose of rose petal with dried earth, blackberry and white/black pepper. The palate was also filled with roses and violets, with a medium-full mouthfeel. It featured great charred, earthy blackberry and had a finish that lasts quite awhile with even more black pepper. Quite good and a steal!

WHO Espiritu de Argentina
WHAT Mendoza Bonarda
WHERE Mendoza, Argentina
WHEN 2007
HOW MUCH $10


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