Made from grapes grown on a small hillside block at the edge of our estate vineyard, this limited production Malbec displays a rich concentration of distinctive flavors.
About this wine
This bold, yet soft tannined wine pairs well with lean cuts of beef or lamb, chicken legs, duck, blue chesse and sweet-spicy barbeque sauce.
- Wine Type
- 88% Malbec, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot
- Dry Creek Valley
- 0.62 g/100ml
This Malbec is made from grapes grown in the red soils of a tiny hilltop block overlooking our benchland vineyards. A small amount of Cabernet and Petit Verdot was added to accentuate the structure and the classic Malbec spicy character.
Harvest: September 14th, 2013
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 18 months in French oak barrels. The 12 best barrels were selected for this blend (33% new).
Bottling Date: March 25, 2015
Color: Dark ruby
Aromas: Dark plum, spice and berry.
Palate: Concentrated dark plum and spice flavors, rich mouthfeel, long fruit finish.