Full Review

2Hawk

2Hawk
2017 Malbec, Rogue Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$34

2Hawk
2017 Malbec, Rogue Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3% RS: <1%
Dusty indigo color. Aromas of spiced plums, cacao nibs, black sesame, and blueberry granola with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry medium-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length graphite finish with moderate oak flavor. A firm but juicy Malbec that’s a bit French in style; will improve with age.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: spiced plums, cacao nibs, black sesame, and blueberry granola
Taste Flavor: graphite
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A firm but juicy Malbec that's a bit French in style; will improve with age.

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.