In addition to the Gun Bun Cab, we had two other noteworthy wines this past weekend.
Kaiken Ultra Malbec Mendoza Argentina 2006
$12.99 — 91 WA | 90 WS
First, the Kaiken Ultra Malbec Mendoza Argentina 2006 ($12.99). A-ma-zing. Robert Parker rated this wine 91 points. Loads of fruit and a long long finish. At $13 this wine is a screaming value.
“The 2006 Ultra Malbec was aged for 12 months in French oak. The oak influence is apparent in the attractive perfume which also has notes of violets, black cherry and a hint of chocolate. This is followed by a structured wine that will benefit from 2-3 years of additional bottle age. The fruit is mouth-filling and has good depth and the firm finish lasts for more than 45 seconds.” Source: KaikenWines.com
In addition to the 91 points from Robert Parker, the Kaiken Ultra Malbec also scored 90 points from Wine Spectator. Visit the Kaiken Wines website for more reviews.
Second, our neighbors Wes and Michelle brought over the Frei Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Alexander Valley 2005. This was another outstanding wine. Everything you expect from a California Cabernet.