2008 Arido Malbec: Spicy, slight tannins, may be good with brats
by the way, we had a really good time in bloomington seeing greg's family for the woodward christmas on saturday, and then a brunch with fred, nancy, deanie, bob and chris today. the weekend was also notable because i got to experience first-hand the effects of fred's wine aerator. we tried it on a 2007 sola fred we had bought for fred at sahara mart the last time we were both in bloomington, and on an apothic red we had given him as a gift for christmas. it really made a difference for both of those wines, which we had thought were good even before the aerator entered the picture ... the sola was fruitier, and the apothic became lighter and even more flavorful. i was also really impressed by how quickly it processed the wine: you poured the wine into a small filter and it immediately sent it into the glass below. hardly any delay at all, with a very big boost in flavor.