Thursday, March 19, 2009
Zolo Malbec & Echelon Pinot Noir
My turn and everybody figured 2 Pinots but wrong. The first wine was a 2007 Zolo Malbec from Argentina. Flavors of Blackberries, Cherries, Raspberries and Oak. This wine was the favorite of the group. The grapes come from the Fincas Patagonicas Vineyard on the province of Mendoza. Malbec is the vineyards signature wine. Wine 2 was a 2006 Echelon Pinot Noir. Cherry, plum, rasberry, licorice and spicy cinnamon favored this ruby red wine. Different tasting Pinot but a good selection. Echelon Vineyards released its first vintage in 1997 and the grapes come from the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. Both wines purchased at Benz Beverage Depot in Cedar Rapids Iowa.