For tonight I chose Cruz Alta Reserve Malbec 2008 from Argentina. As I have read the Argentine have perfected the Malbec, especially in the region of Mendoza. Well for my introduction to Malbec I think this was a good place to start. It wasn't as deep and heavy as i thought it would be, it had a surprising delicateness and refinement that made the experience very pleasurable. It went very well with the quality store bought meatloaf.
I think I would like to try some more Malbecs, and maybe throw in some great empanadas or and nice fillet mignon. Hmm do i see an Argentine night in the future?