Sabato, Malbec, 2003, Mendoza, Argentina

I will be the first to admit I an not enamored of South American wines, but here is one whose charms are irresistible. Deep ruby colored, this wine approaches the "fruit bomb" category without going over the edge. The deep, forward dark fruit flavors are elevated by underlying layers of complexity. Ripe with firm edges that will match up well with your best steaks. An under $20 bargain.