Wine review: Vida Organica Malbec Rose 2008

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This wine, produced by Argentina ?s Familia Zuccardi (the same company that does the well-done and reasonably priced Santa Julia wines), may be a little hard to find. It ?s mostly in Whole Foods, though I have seen it scattered around elsewhere. In fact, the availability issue is the reason why it ?s not a wine of the week.

But if you can find the malbec rose (about $9), it ?s well worth it. Think strawberry, low alcohol, dry, and a pleasant stony finish. If I used the word quaffer, which I always thought seemed  demeaning, I'd use it for this. Serve chilled with almost any warm weather meal, and especially salads and grilled vegetables.

A note about organic wines: This is made with organic grapes, but it doesn ?t mean the wine itself is organic. The definition of organic wine, according to the federal government, is quite complicated, and many organic wine producers don ?t bother with it.

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