Ricardo Santos Malbec 2009

Ricardo Santos Malbec 2009Ricardo Santos is one of those brands that doesn’t do a lot of marketing, and doesn’t do a lot of storytelling.  Which means it’s a brand that we just don’t know much about, additional than what the wines tell us.
Last year, we reviewed the 2008 Ricardo Santos malbec and we weren’t blown away by it.  But the 2009 has opened our eyes as to what this producer really has to offer. Read more

Ricardo Santos Malbec

Ricardo Santos MalbecRicardo Santos is the former owner of the Norton Winery and thirty-some years ago he was the first wine producer in Argentina to export Malbec.  Unless you’re new to wine or have been living below a rock you know that now Argentine wine is nearly synonymous with Malbec.
Given Santos’ description with Malbec, I was really excited to taste this wine.  What I found was not a predictable Argentine Malbec.  It was much more earthy and not as “huge” as a lot of additional Malbec.  We usually taste blind, so in full disclosure I’ll have to say that I didn’t taste this one blind. Read more