KaTrina Wentzel

KaTrina Wentzel is a co-owner (with her husband, Paul) of The Wine Thief & Ale Jail in St. Paul. Along with her love of wine and travel, she bides her time teaching English at Mounds Park Academy and raising her fabulous children, who have been known to swirl and smell their milk.

Tuesday Tasting: Zuccardi Serie A Malbec 2009

Posted by: KaTrina Wentzel under Food and drink, Wine, Wine and Food Pairings Updated: June 27, 2011 - 10:01 PM


Zuccardi Serie A Malbec


Familia Zuccardi Serie A Malbec is an intense wine of color, aromas, and flavors. 80mph intense. Two-minute-warning-have-the-ball-down-by-three-points intense. Double rainbow intense. You’ll be overcome with red ripe fruits like plums, blackberries, and raspberries, but somehow it will balance with hints of soft vanilla oak. Complex with a long (what else?) intense finish, it’s a great partner to big meats, especially if they’ve been on the grill. Around $11. 





Tastes like: 












plums, blackberries, raspberries, vanilla, oak



Drink with:


grilled steak

My focus is good wine on a budget for everyday people. So every Tuesday I’ll post a wine-of-the-moment with simple tasting notes and a recipe pairing. The notes won’t be overly detailed or profound, but they’re not meant to be. Instead, they’re meant to be fun with a bit of insight into some bottles worth exploring. Enjoy!


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