Who remembers the 1980's Swiss synth-pop duo Yello? Not many of you, I'm guessing. More of you will remember the 1986 teen comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off, which made famous their song "Oh Yeah". Well, with all the money he made from that song, one of Yello's two members, Dieter Meier, founded a winery and agribusiness in Argentina. MWC is fortunate to be importing one of Meier's wines, Ojo Negro, a Malbec from Patagonia in Argentina's deep south.
Patagonia lies at much higher latitudes and lower altitudes than Mendoza, Argentina's main grape growing area, resulting in Malbec of a wholly different character. I was impressed by the elegance and structure of this wine - nothing sweet or over-extracted about it. At the same time, it is recognizably Malbec, with a characteristic nose of violets and an exuberant palate of dusty dark berry fruits. A great wine for steak or lamb!
-- Jesse Richmond, South American Wine Buyer, Marquis Wine Cellars