Malbec 2013

Malbec 2013

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 profile

Vintage
2013
Wine Type
Estate
Varietal
88% Malbec, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Acid
0.62 g/100ml
pH
3.69
Alcohol
14.6%

Vineyard Notes

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     

Production Notes

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

Winemaker Notes

Color:  Dark ruby

Aromas:  Dark plum, spice and berry.

Palate:  Concentrated dark plum and spice flavors, rich mouthfeel, long fruit finish.

Production

135 Cases