Monday, June 22, 2009

Dancing Coyote, Tango 2004 ($18)

El Dorado, CA

After receiving a gift certificate to a small wine store, which I hadn’t yet visited, we wanted to make the best of the certificate’s value and get 2 bottles. Tango was recommended by the store’s owner and after not having a wine from this region of California, it turned out to be very pleasing on the palette.

The first smell from this red blend hinted of an earthy aroma (no, not dirt!). With a second swirl in the glass, scents of ripe berries and coffee exuded to balance out the overall bouquet. On the taste, flavors of blackberry and a hint of cocoa blended together in an easy drinking wine. I would say this was a smooth drinking wine as well however it really gained a silky, smoother mouth feel after letting the bottle sit for 30 minutes. I would recommend decanting this.

Considered to be close to a Bordeaux blend, the wine is comprised of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc and 25% Tempranillo. The finish showed a slightly spicy, peppery taste yet nothing too strong. We enjoyed this wine with a grilled filet mignon.

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