Hess Select Malbec 2012
This fruit-forward Malbec is garnet red with a violet hue and has pleasant aromas of raspberry, cherry and pomegranate. Supple and smooth, the dominant flavors of cherries, Red Delicious apples and crabapple are accented with cassis, nutmeg and allspice. A long lingering finish highlights a light touch of oak. Malbec is a very versatile grape that pairs wonderfully with dishes such as lentil soup, brisket, cassoulet as well as lamb, duck, and pastas with rich red sauces. Mild to moderate sharp cheeses, such as a Stilton Cheddar, are quite memorable with this wine.