Opi, below, has proven he’s fearless when it comes to making wine. As a child, he’d explore the dark corners of his grandfather’s wine cellar, encountering sleeping bats and dusty, wax-dipped bottles along the way. Hence this wine’s intriguing name – a tribute to Opi’s memories of the cellar and his beloved, winemaking grandfather. Given its origins, it should come as no surprise that The Waxed Bat is renowned for its deep color (“so thick you could paint with it,” says Decanter).
Argentine Malbec has become one of the world’s most sought-after steak reds. But when married to Cabernet Sauvignon (beef’s other classic match), it’s downright irresistible. The Waxed Bat Reserve’s structure and ripeness are perfect for fattier cuts of steak, like a tender rib-eye. If meat isn’t on the menu, mature, hard cheeses like Cheddar or Parmesan will be delicious.