Constant Conquista

Move over, Concannon, I’ve found a new stand-by wine: Conquista. I’ve tried the Conquista de Argentina Malbec before and liked it, so it’s not surprising that the cabernet is good too. But I was surprised by just how good it is.

It has a mellow black pepper aroma while the bouquet brings together black cherry, espresso and a hint of cocoa. It’s playfully tart without evoking that sour-wine pucker. It’s sturdy enough to drink alone and feel fulfilled, but not so heavy that it could replace dinner. It would pair well with a peppercorn steak or chocolate cake — what? I’m hungry!

Regular price is about $10 for the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, but I’ve found it several times on sale for $6.99. This is definitely getting a permanent place on my wine rack!

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