Bodega Norton Malbec (2007)

It is a rainy, cold Friday night in Michigan and it is soooo nice to be home! Trigger is cuddled up next to me and Tom and I are reading the paper. I needed to stop at the grocery store on my way home tonight to get ingredients for a recipe that I need to bring to the “cooking group” on Monday night. This is a group of women who recently invited me to join. They get together once a month. There is a different “planner” each month who plans the meal and distributes recipes to all the members. We then make our dish and bring it to the dinner. Anyway, I digress. As usual, although I stopped to only buy lemons, eggs, butter and phyllo dough, I also picked up two bottles of wine. This is one of them.

This Bodega Norton Malbec 2007 is a red from Mendoza, Argentina. Our son Tony and his friend George spent some time in this region last summer and tasted some wonderful Malbecs. The winemakers know what they are doing! This Norton Malbec is silky smooth and smoky. Very rich cedary taste. The tannins are discreet and the finish is long.

For dinner tonight, I am making a dish of sauteed steak (cut up in small chunks) with asparagus, fresh tomatoes, and green onions from my garden, served over spaghetti tossed with olive oil and freshly-ground salt and pepper.

Cheers. Have a great weekend — and, if you are in the midwest, stay warm.