Made from grapes grown on a small hillside block at the edge of Michel-Schlumberger's estate vineyard, this limited production Malbec displays a rich concentration of distinctive flavors.
This bold, yet soft tannined wine pairs well with barbecue ribs, eggplant parmesan, and braised lamb shank with spring vegetables.
The richly extracted dark plum and peppercorn flavors of this Malbec complemented by the rich pork belly skewer drizzed with mole pasilla was a crowd favorite pairing at Passport to Dry Creek Valley 2018.
This Malbec is made from grapes grown in the red soils of a tiny hilltop block overlooking our benchland vineyards.
Harvest: September 16th, 2014
Fermentation: The grapes were crushed into small fermenters. After cold-soaking for three days to extract deep color, the must fermented on the skins for three weeks to obtain a richly extracted wine.
Cooperage / Aging: Aged for 21 months in French oak barrels. The 12 best barrels were selected for this blend (33% new).
Bottling Date: May 16, 2016
Production: 288 Cases
Color: Dark ruby
Aromas: Dark plum, spice and berry.
Palate: Concentrated dark plum and spice flavors, rich mouthfeel, long fruit finish.
Wine Type: Estate Red
Varietal: 100% Malbec
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Acid: 0.58 g/100ml
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