Trapiche winery has been a major player in Mendoza, Argentina since its founding in 1883. The Trapiche Malbec 2005 vina "Franc Olive" scored 92 Points in Wine Spectator and sells for around $46 a bottle. We at Wine & Words, like the folks at Trapiche, realize recession weary wine drinkers are looking for good value for everyday drinking. Now from the same vineyards and the same winemakers as the premium Trapiche line we get the Falling Star Malbec/Merlot at the amazing low price of $7.50! Mary and I tasted this one at the Tryon Distributing tasting in Wilmington a couple of days ago. We were amazed - "You can taste the Malbec!" This is not a bland, generic grocery store wine that you have to put up with because you can't afford better. No, the wine has varietal flavor, a bit of layered complexity and a smooth, although brief, finish. What more can you ask for in a cheap wine?
If you prefer white wine as we enter into those days of warm nights and seafood plates, we offer the Falling Star Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon. This is the blend that makes classic Bordeaux Blanc, marrying the crisp herbaceousness of the Sauv Blanc with the fruity & flowers lusciousness of the Semillon. This one is also priced at $7.50 every day! This may become your favorite summer wine.