Bodega Norton 2010 Privada red wine (Argentina)

Tasted at 60-65 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: another stainer of garnet-magenta. Nose: smoky plum, black plum, black currant, black cherry. Mouthfeel: full-bodied. Tail trail: 9 seconds. Flavors: wild blackberries, white pepper, sweet oak, dark chocolate. Bold, smooth, and manly. A fit with steak and pasta.

Alcohol: 14.8%. Mendoza, Argentina. “Privada” means private reserve for only family and closest friends. 40% malbec, 30% merlot, 30% cabernet sauvignon. Power: 2/5. Balance: 2/5. Depth: 3/5. Finesse: 2/5. Rated: 89. Value: $20. Paid: $17. This is WAwineman… uncorked, uneducated but not uncouth.

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