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Spangler

Spangler
2017 Malbec, Southern Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$35

Spangler
2017 Malbec, Southern Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Black violet color. Interesting aromas and flavors of blueberry jam, cranberry, mango, thyme, orgeat, eucalyptus, and grilled vanilla bean with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, layered, medium-long finish with drying tannins. A very distinctive Oregon Malbec with vivid fruit and intriguing herbal nuance.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: blueberry jam, cranberry, mango, thyme, orgeat, eucalyptus, and grilled vanilla bean
Taste Flavor: blueberry jam, cranberry, mango, thyme, orgeat, eucalyptus, and grilled vanilla bean
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 Oregon Malbec with vivid fruit and intriguing herbal nuance.

The Producer

Spangler Vineyards

The Producer
491 Winery Ln
Roseburg, OR 97471
USA
1 541-679-9654

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.