- 2019 Clos de los Siete Red Blend, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina ($16.99 @Trader Joe’s in California)
Michel Rolland is arguably one of the 10 most influential individuals in the modern wine era. His style dominated the world for decades and continues to influence how the most costly wines are made. Namely, with fruit concentrated, tannins polished and toasty oak front and center.
Those toasty notes in the glass were the reason it was love at first sniff. I could not get past the nose on this wine. It promised good things. I might have swooned. And I was glad to read that the Michel Rolland himself had this to say about the wine: “with a bright purplish-red colour, Clos de los Siete 2019 presents intense, seductive aromas, with lots of freshness and light spicy notes.” We agree, sir. This blend of 50% Malbec, 24% Merlot, 11% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot is a very expressive wine with excellent potential for cellaring.
“Not All Michel Rolland wines cost a fortune.”
Do we have your attention? If you find a bottle at your local Trader Joe’s toss one – or more! – in your cart. This wine is going to pair really nicely with everything you throw on the BBQ now that spring is finally here!
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