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AvinoDos

AvinoDos
2016 Malbec, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$42
Cellar Selection

AvinoDos
2016 Malbec, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Black ruby color. Interesting aromas and flavors of caramel buttercream, berry vinaigrette, cocoa butter, sage, and lavender with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a seamless, complex, long finish with suggestions of toasted coconut with moderate oak flavor. A very distinctive, rich and decadent Malbec with a fun herbaceous nuance.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: caramel buttercream, berry vinaigrette, cocoa butter, sage, and lavender
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of toasted coconut
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very distinctive, rich and decadent Malbec with a fun herbaceous nuance.

The Producer

AvinoDos Wines

The Producer
901 Enterprise Way STE B
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-225-2350

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.