Tango Malbec 2013

Following our heritage of Gold Medals for Tango Malbec this wine shows tremendous flavors and a rich softness that hides its true power. Tango has the power to manage powerful flavors such as rib eye steak with a peppercorn sauce but go ahead and enjoy the wine alone in the largest wine glass you have. You're worth it!

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Tasting Notes

It’s deep, rich purple in color with bright ruby tones. On the nose, there’s a pungent, violet aroma, developing into all-spice, cedar licorice and ripe plum. Take a sip and discover a rich savory and earthy palate, with black cherry, leather and tobacco leading to mulberry, with persistent velvety tannin and length. It’s big, bold and vibrant.


Production Notes

Only 323 cases produced. No allergens were used in the making of this wine.


Winemaker Notes

The 2013 vintage exceeded our expectations on both quality and quantity. Rare as it was to have another fruitful year right after the record breaking 2012 crush, the quality across all varietals was also excellent.

The overall vigor of this growing season was high which required more canopy management and more vigilance with regard to pest abatement. The harvest began and finished early, the timing of crop maturity being dictated entirely by our canopy management practices and manually reduced crop load.

By addressing canopy management and green fruit harvesting early we were able to significantly reduce pest pressure and encourage early fruit ripening. The final wine quality in tank was excellent across the board for all varietals and appellations.


Cooperage Notes

French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.


$85  ·  Add To Cart
StyleRed Bordeaux
AppellationSonoma County
VarietalMalbec
PairingPipin' Hot Pepper Mustard or Relish
Alcohol14.80%
Bottle750ml
Bottled2015-08-18
Harvest Date2013-09-23