Bodega Ruca Malen “Yauquen,” Cab

4/5 $12.00

I actually had no say in the purchase of this wine; however, it really was a great choice to start off the long weekend. I will admit red blends always surprise me, because while I sometimes wonder if the types of grapes will compete, most often they come off as well-balanced and super drinkable. In the case of this Argentinian malbec-cab, it is a nice not-to-dry medium-bodied red with hints of cherry and earth, and just another fabulous example of an “easy-drinking” wine. Feel free to pour yourself a glass while you wait for your meal to finish cooking (or be delivered to your door), or perhaps as you finish sending off those last few emails during the work day (I will not divulge if I was actually doing that exact thing at the time of consumption). I wholeheartedly recommend keeping this in your back pocket as a nice accessible go-to red wine.

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Author:The Redheaded Wino

Advertising professional by day and wine drinker by night, often overwhelmed by the sheer choices in wine stores, I have a tendency to not drink the same wine twice. My biggest tip to all Amateur winos, never swirl the glass in your hand, you just look pretentious. Swirl it on the table and you'll never worry again about that favorite sweater having a big red wine stain on it.
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