There are seven wines in the Alamos line, and all are worthwhile, but the three stunners are their Chardonnay, Viognier, and Malbec. All three wines are $10 and offer an amazing amount of concentration and density in the glass for the price. No watery wines here. The Chardonnay has very soft acids that make for good use as an aperitif, but it also has a nutty aroma that makes you continue to want to keep taking an enjoyable whiff. The Viognier has the slightly oily texture you generally find in far more expensive Viogniers, along with the appetizing aromas of peaches and apricots. The Malbec, made from the classic red wine grape of Argentina, is smoky and intensely fruity, just the type of wine you'll love with a braised pork shoulder or lamb shanks.
Alamos wines are available at Central Market, Whole Foods, Cost Plus/World Market, Cedar Valley Liquor, and select Twin Liquors stores.
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