2015 Allamand Cuvée Saint Jeannet

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75% Saint Jeannet, 25% Chardonnay. Saint Jeannet has its origins in France but there are a few plantings of it in Argentina. Petrol, dirty hay, sea salt, lemon and lime pith on the oily, funky nose. Scents transition to the waxy/oily palate with lemons, strong minerals and lime pith flavors dominating. Zippy acids carry the lime pith and minerals through the dry, mouthwatering finish. A substantial wine for its humble $15 price. Florida got 50 cases of this wine. I bought 8.

2014 Don Manuel Villafañe Legado Malbec

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Blackberry, black cherry, plum, black pepper with whifs of volcanic ash, smoke, damp black earth and mushrooms on the nose. This excites me. Juicy crushed black fruits lead to the scent flavors on the palate. Finishes dry and toasty with black tea and crisp minerals joining the black fruits. This is damn tasty Malbec. The fruit is not over-ripe which allows the underlying complexity to shine. A deliciously complex experience for $14.99.