2008 Montes Malbec: Fruity, rough, easy to drink

sept. 11, 2010: we had aaron and emilie over for dinner tonight. aaron fried up some blue gill he had caught some time ago (it was frozen) and that he had caked with a spicy cajun seasoning that was delicious. we also oven-roasted some asparagus with canola oil (which produced less smoke than olive oil), salt and pepper, and also some homemade mashed red creamer potatoes with the skins on, some buttermilk, butter, salt, and some garlic that emilie sauteed separately with butter. we also had some green hungarian wax peppers from fred and nancy's garden that they wrapped with bacon and filled with rice and cheese.

the meal worked out great, and to start greg opened up this malbec since we were wanting to save the pouilly-fuisse we've had waiting for the blue gill entree. this 2008 chilean montes was very flavorful and slightly rough as many malbecs tend to be. it's 14 percent alcohol. not sure where we bought it, but we usually try montes malbecs each year.

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