From a veritable sea of Malbec we think we have found one that truly stands out, made by one of the legendary families from Argentina. Located in San Rafael, Mendoza, a four-hour drive south of Mendoza City the Bianchi family has been making wine since 1928. Previously we featured the La Familia Cabernet Sauvignon in this newsletter. The Valentin Bianchi series is a more affordable line by this third generation family. This one hundred percent Malbec has the bright fruit flavors that have made Mendoza famous. Full-bodied with a rich structure, we were impressed by the round, supple tannins and generous, long finish. Happily priced for the everyday, this wine nonetheless has what it takes to complement some of your heartiest dishes from the grill, smoker and oven.