2007 Vina Alicia Paso de Piedra Malbec Gary Thomas September 16, 2010 Tasting Notes 1 Comment A special Malbec indeed. An opulent nose with black currant and licorice with some oak (but not overwhelming) at the back. A lively follow through on the palate with soft tannins singing low harmony to a higher range of slightly bittersweet chocolate and dark plums. Finishes with perfect pitch. Very approachable now, should get even better with 2 or 3 more years on it. Match with grilled steak, just as they would do in Argentina. A lovely wine and a superb value. Kudos to the composer—er, winemaker. WHO: Vina Alicia, Paso de Piedra WHAT: Malbec WHERE: Lujan de Cujo, Mendoza, Argentina WHEN: 2007 HOW MUCH: $18 http://www.malbec-wine.net/ malbec wine this is very approachable now to a higher range of slightly bittersweet chocolate is good.