Both of these red wines came from Argentia, and both cost $8.95 retail at Pearson’s in Washington, DC.
Red Diamond Merlot 2011: Like the bottle says, it offers plum and vanilla flavors, the latter being pretty faint. This wine went just fine with cheese and pasta with red sauce. (Rating ***) Read more at: http://www.reddiamondwine.com/.
Bodega Elena de Mendoza Red Blend 2010: This wine was a bit more subtle than the Red Diamond. It is 62% Malbec, 21% Syrah, and 17% Bonarda. A bit earthy/leathery, which we like. (Rating ***1/4) Read more at: http://www.bodegaelenademendoza.com/.