In true classic Malbec style, this full-bodied wine starts with an intense, rich purple and black hue and robust tannins. The warm and generous 2016 growing season produced small, intense and lively fruit that leads to a voluptuous, ripe and concentrated palate of fresh black cherry, boysenberry, mocha, and herbs de Provence. The aromatics are pleasant and refined with abundant layers of cedar, ripe berry, tobacco, coffee, and spice. A balanced finish showcases a judicious amount of acidity and firm, yet well-managed tannins, leading the way into a decadent, silky finish. If cooking is your thing, look to pair this “Mr. Popular” with Korean-style short ribs, lamb shank with rosemary and mint, glazed pork loin or something easy like a juicy grilled blue cheese burger.