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AvinoDos

AvinoDos
2015 Two Barrel Reserve, Malbec, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$52
Cellar Selection

AvinoDos
2015 Two Barrel Reserve, Malbec, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
Dark deep purple color. Aromas of ripe blackberry, perfume, bay leaf, and licorice with a velvety, lively, dryish medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, long black tea, cream, cigars, mocha, and baking spice finish with heavy oak flavor. A well-refined Malbec with stately tannins, focused fruit and rich, delectable flavor.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: ripe blackberry, perfume, bay leaf, and licorice
Taste Flavor: black tea, cream, cigars, mocha, and baking spice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Ribeye With Maitre D' Butter, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A well-refined Malbec with stately tannins, focused fruit and rich, delectable flavor.

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.