Wine of the week is a 2012 Malbec by Red Diamond.
“Bright violet in color, this Malbec opens with a stunning red berry aroma. On the palate, concentrated flavors of pomegranate and ripe berries are complemented by hints of vanilla on the long, balanced finish.” (https://www.reddiamondwine.com/wines/release/2012-malbec)
We paired this wine with spaghetti, which included whole wheat pasta, organic ground turkey, tomato basil marinara sauce, parmesan cheese, garlic and a side of sautéed spinach.
I found this bottle at QFC (grocery store chain owned by Kroger) on sale from $8.99 to $6.99. You can search for Red Diamond and where to purchase it directly from their website, listed above.
Something interesting to note…
Upon opening this bottle I found a lot of sediment at the bottom. We poured the entire bottle into a decanter to let it breathe while we cooked and I noticed something I had never see before. While I’ve seen sediment, I had never see it crystallized. After doing more research I found that crystallized sediment does not mean the wine is bad. In fact, some winemakers leave it in there on purpose to enhance the favor. These “stems” were so long though it almost looked like little sticks. You’d think I knew this being Vino Jess, right?! Haha well you learn something new every day! I’ve attached a link below from Vine Pair that does a good job explaining sediment and how it effects wine. I found it very interesting and educational.