Full Review

2Hawk

2Hawk
2016 Darow Series, Malbec, Rogue Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$49

2Hawk
2016 Darow Series, Malbec, Rogue Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Deep purple color. Inviting aromas and flavors of blueberry preserves, cured meats, sesame-honey confection, and cacao nibs with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, long finish that presents notes of smoked vanilla, bouquet garni, and roasted nuts with well-integrated, silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A nuanced and balanced Malbec that will surely elevate roasted and grilled meat; try this silky stunner with roast duck.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: blueberry preserves, cured meats, sesame-honey confection, and cacao nibs
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of smoked vanilla, bouquet garni, and roasted nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Duck With Mushroom Cream Sauce, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nuanced and balanced Malbec that will surely elevate roasted and grilled meat; try this silky stunner with roast duck.

The Producer

2 Hawk Winery & Vineyard

The Producer
2335 N Phoenix Rd
Medford, OR 97504
USA
1 541-779-9463

Malbec

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
While Malbec is historically known as a red Bordeaux variety, it is Argentina that has given this grape its new found popularity. Bright purple in color with ripe plum and black cherry fruit with moderate acidity, Malbec from Argentina has become the people’s choice among moderately priced red wines ($12-$16 a bottle in domestic markets).

Along with the plum and black cherry flavors, there are notes of pepper, black spice, and, in a few examples, a note of tobacco. Most versions from Argentina are made for consumption upon release or within the first two years after the vintage date; however, a few producers make long-lived offerings of Malbec from older vineyards that retail for $40 or more.

Malbec can work with a humble array of foods such as empanadas, hamburgers or grilled chicken or even roast meats or lighter game.