Don David Malbec 2012 Michel Torino Estate

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Don David is named for David Michel who emigrated from France to Argentina in 1892 and founded Michel Torino Estate in Cafayate. The high altitude winery features over 1500 acres of vineyards that thrive on warm days, cool nights, and low humidity.
The color is deep plum. There are three qualities of the nose that play well together. Dark berries and smoky cocoa sing to a pleasantly light floral accompaniment.
The taste follows through on the fruity aromas with blueberry and boysenberry. The mid-palate reveals an herbal quality and gentle oak. The lengthy finish is full of soft tannins.
Overall, this Malbec is lush but well-balanced. It is a great compliment to a peppery skirt steak and a good value at about $13.

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