Malbec is the new merlot — a rising star in the drinking ranks. And Argentina’s Mendoza region has a lock on the supply. High Note is fruity, with raspberry, bright red cherry, sweet vanilla spice and a swath of earthy coffee down the tongue. 4 stars out of 5. Sweetness=3 out of 10 (dry to sweet). $12
Taylor is a self-proclaimed Southern foodie, turned Californian food, wine, and gardening hipster.