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Avinodos

Avinodos
2014 Malbec, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$38
Cellar Selection

Avinodos
2014 Malbec, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of malted vanilla and milk chocolate, yeasty pastry, and sweet spiced berries with a tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and an intricate, medium-long pickled citrus and pears, nuts, and dusty cedar finish with dusty, fine tannins and moderate oak. A rich, spicy, mouthwatering Malbec with great table appeal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Savory
Aroma Aroma: malted vanilla and milk chocolate, yeasty pastry, and sweet spiced berries
Taste Flavor: pickled citrus and pears, nuts, and dusty cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, spicy, mouthwatering Malbec with great table appeal.

The Producer

AvinoDos Wines

The Producer
902 Enterprise Way, Ste P
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 847-987-8120

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 foods such as empanadas, hamburgers or grilled chicken or even roast meats or lighter game.