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King Rabbit Malbec 2012

by Nannette Eaton on April 16, 2014

“Once in a while it happens that I vomit up a bunny.” ― Julio Cortázar

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Well, it does happen on occasion to the best of us. If you have a hare caught in your throat, Wine Harlots suggest washing it down with a bottle of King Rabbit Malbec. King Rabbit hails from France, and isn’t fruit-forward like malbec’s from the Southern Hemisphere. Rather, King Rabbit is a bit austere, with dusky plums, earth and grippy tannins. If you can give this an hour or two of air, the flavors are more pronounced.

This wine pairs well with hot and spicy flavors, try it with the Spice-Rub Rack of Lamb with Arugula, Avocado & Blood Orange Salad. The music match is “Red Rabbits” from The Shins from the album Wincing the Night Away. The evocative bunny label was created by the artist Gildas Coudrais.

The details: 13% alcohol. Screw-cap closure. Appellation: Pays d’Oc. Grape: malbec. The wine was purchased at the Encinitas Whole Foods for $10 USD and is a Whole Foods exclusive, imported by Kiwi Distributing. The wine glass styled in the photo is the Riedel O Wine Tumbler in the Pinot/Nebbiolo varietal specific shape purchased at BevMo! for $30 USD for a pair.

Photo credit: EatonAlive ©2014