Viu Manent, Single Vineyard San Carlos Malbec 2013
From Chilean Malbec to Piedmont and Nebbiolo may seem like a stretch, but this robust red has a distinctly Old World character. Ripe black fruits, yes, but no gumminess. Rather an attractive leatheriness and earthiness, which would make it a great partner for red meat.
Taster: Amy Wislocki