Here is what we decided today to pair with today’s dinner– Strip Loin Steak.
We have already written a post about this wine when we paired it with Lasagna. This time we’ll see how it goes with a robust grilled steak (Costco).
Today’s Malbec Pick
La Mascota Malbec Mendoza 2020 is a red wine made from the Malbec grape variety grown in the Mendoza region of Argentina. It is produced by La Mascota Vineyards, a family-owned winery that has been making wines for over a century.
The wine has a deep ruby color and a complex aroma of black fruits, such as blackberry and black cherry, along with notes of vanilla and oak. On the palate, it is full-bodied with firm tannins and a long finish. It is a wine that can be enjoyed now or aged for a few years to allow the flavors to develop further.
La Mascota Malbec Mendoza 2020 is a great pairing for grilled meats, hearty stews, and strong cheeses. It is a wine that is sure to impress both novice and experienced wine drinkers alike.
Our impressions of this wine
Ada— This wine was full bodied,so definitely something that required food. It was tasty. We ate it with steak, and it was a good pairing. Overall, a nice solid Malbec. It’s fairly inexpensive too given the currency exchange rates. $18 and change.
Rick— This wine was strong. Too strong to drink without food. I enjoy my steaks with plenty of HP sauce and tabasco sauce, so the wine needed to be strong. A pretty good match, but I would not pair this wine with anything light, like chicken or fish.
La Mascota Malbec Taste Profile
Overall, La Mascota Malbec is a well-balanced and complex wine that showcases the unique characteristics of Malbec grapes grown in this region. It is a wine that can be enjoyed now or aged for a few years to allow the flavors to develop further.
This wine has a deep ruby color with purple hues, which is typical of Malbec wines from Mendoza.
The aroma is complex and intense, with notes of black fruits such as blackberry, black cherry, and plum. There are also hints of vanilla, oak, and a subtle smokiness that adds to the wine’s complexity.
On the palate, La Mascota is full-bodied with firm tannins that give the wine structure and balance. The flavors are similar to the aroma, with blackberry and black cherry being the dominant flavors. There are also notes of vanilla, oak, and a hint of spice that add to the wine’s complexity. The finish is long and persistent, leaving a pleasant aftertaste.
The flavors are dominated by black fruits, such as blackberry and black cherry. There are also notes of vanilla, oak, and a subtle smokiness that add to the wine’s complexity. The wine has a hint of spice on the finish, which adds to its depth of flavor.
La Mascota is a versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of foods. It is an excellent choice to pair with grilled meats, such as steak or lamb, as well as hearty stews and casseroles. The wine also pairs well with strong cheeses, such as blue cheese or aged cheddar.
La Mascota Vineyards
La Mascota Vineyards is a family-owned winery located in the Mendoza region of Argentina. The winery was founded in 1914 by the Rutini family, who were Italian immigrants. La Mascota is now run by the fourth generation of the Rutini family and has become one of the most respected wineries in the region.
The winery is named after the family’s pet dog, which was a loyal companion during the early days of the winery’s history. La Mascota is known for its commitment to quality and innovation. The winery uses sustainable farming practices to grow its grapes and has invested in state-of-the-art technology to ensure that its wines are of the highest quality.
In addition to its flagship Malbec, La Mascota produces a range of other varietals, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Chardonnay. The winery’s wines have received numerous awards and accolades from wine critics and enthusiasts around the world.
A great example of a family-owned winery that has stayed true to its roots while embracing innovation and modern winemaking techniques.