AG Pick Under $15: 2005 Side Yard Reserve Malbec

Argentina may be best known for Malbec but its neighbor to the west offers some tasty competition.  If you love the bold spice of Malbec, try the 2005 Side Yard Reserve Malbec from Chile.

Side Yard MalbecThis zesty wine from the Maipo Valley in central Chile is full of black fruit and pepper.  Juicy flavors of blackberries and black cherries mingle with olives, green pepper and black pepper.

This Chilean Malbec is more herbaceous than Malbec from Argentina, with hints of rosemary and oregano.  Notes of cedar round out the smooth and lingering finish.

Medium tannins give the wine a nice body and make it easy to drink.

Serve this with steak, barbecue, grilled chicken, game meat, hamburgers and pizza.

A bottle of the 2005 Side Yard Reserve Malbec costs around $12.