2008 Monteviejo "Festivo" Malbec Mendoza (Previously $12)
According to Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Monteviejo’s 2008 Festivo Malbec offers up an attractive nose of spice box, incense, and black cherry. This leads to a medium-bodied wine with ample ripe black fruit, plenty of spice notes, good depth, and a medium-long finish. Drink it over the next 5 years." (08/09) Produced from 100% malbec sourced from various top sites in the Mendoza region of Argentina, Festivo could be called the winery’s entry-level bottling, but there is nothing at all "entry" about it. In fact, one of the world’s most in-demand wine consultants, Michel Rolland, who lists way too many top-notch Bordeaux, Napa and Italian names on his client roster to begin mentioning them here, has a hand in the making of this wine.