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Hot Wines for Cold Nights

Tuesday - 1/18/2011, 1:16pm  ET

The 2007 Antis Malbec Reserva from the Mendoza appellation ($15) has rich scents of dark fruit aromas with attractive notes of mint-chocolate and flavors of black plum, dark cherry and cassis with hints of cocoa, tobacco and leather. The 2008 David Bruce Petite Sirah ($17) features a nose of ripe black plums, crème de cassis and dark chocolate with robust flavors of black cherry, jammy blueberry, mocha, and chocolate with a whisper of pepper that combines to give your tongue a warm treat.The 2007 D'Arenber Laughing Magpie from the McLaren Vale of South Australia ($25) has a lovely nose of blackberries and gardenias with flavors of blackberry and anise. Another wine to try: The 2007 Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($44)