Malbec is a dark, inky, dry red wine varietal that is typically grown in Argentina and Chile. This grape is among the "big six" allowed red Bordeaux blends. Ripe fruit flavors of plums, black cherry and blackberry can give this wine a decidedly jammy character. Smoke, earth, pepper, and spice can make for an interesting medley of aromas and flavors. It's definitely a red meat wine that is adaptable enough to stand up to spicy Mexican, Cajun, Indian, Thai or Italian fare.