Tango Malbec 2016
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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The main fruit flavors of our Malbec are blackberry, plum and black cherry. The nuanced flavors offer some milk chocolate, cocoa powder, violet flowers, leather with a slightly sweet tobacco finish.
Because of the bold flavors and richness, many tasters believe we made heavy use of oak but that is just Malbec.
Without the long lingering finish of Cabernet this Malbec works well with leaner red meats like venison as well as any spicy foods.
Approximately 800 cases produced.
The near-perfect 2016 Napa growing season started early, saw ideal weather conditions throughout and wrapped up as Napa Valley's first significant rain came in mid-October. Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, our Stagecoach vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. Wines from the 2016 vintage were quietly developing in cellars while we are overjoyed with the gift from Mother Nature, a fifth consecutive vintage of stellar quality Napa Valley wines.
French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.