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AvinoDos

AvinoDos
2015 Malbec, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$42

AvinoDos
2015 Malbec, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
Opaque indigo color. Vaporous aroma of sour cherry with a satiny, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a buoyant warhead candies, chocolate covered strawberries, boysenberry, and diesel finish with medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. An atypical style of malbec from an esteemed appellation.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: sour cherry
Taste Flavor: warhead candies, chocolate covered strawberries, boysenberry, and diesel
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Beef Sandwich, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An atypical style of malbec from an esteemed appellation.

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