Gascon Reserve Malbec

Blackberries lead on the palate, followed by chocolate and espresso. This will need a well-marbled New York Strip to allow all the fruit to come through. Recommended. 89 points.

Eighty Four Malbec

The palate is huge, with fresh and dried black cherries, blueberries, espresso, unsweetened chocolate, and cloves. Tannins are powerful and smooth, mouth feel big and meaty. Drink with well-marbled ribeye to tame the big tannins and let the fruit flow. Very Highly Recommended. 95 points.

Ben Marco Expresivo Red Blend

Blueberry and boysenberry explode on the palate, violets, licorice, and unsweetened chocolate follow. Violets linger forever. Drink with mojo-marinated skirt steak. Highly Recommended. 94 points.

Ben Marco Malbec

Pomegranate, then strawberry, lead a fresh, bright palate, backed with roses and white chocolate. This is a very pretty wine. Drink with skirt steak with salsa criolla. Highly Recommended. 91 points.

Rodney Strong Symmetry

Huge, ripe black fruits lead on the palate, black currant, plums, and elderberry, with milk chocolate and espresso adding depth on the mid-palate. This requires red meat and fat - try it with lamb chops with béarnaise butter. Highly Recommended. 93 points.