WHAT: Doña Paula Los Cardos Malbec 2005 (red) Rating: NNNN
WHERE: Mendoza, Argentina
WHY: The post-Christmas releases offer a bonanza of moderately priced wines, especially those from South America. This Argentinian offers up a whole passel of complexity, busy with herbs and big fruit. Like most Argentines, it likes the beef. A lot of wine for not a lot of money.
PRICE: 750 ml/$12.85
AVAILABILITY: At most Vintages outlets (product #48322)