Malbec 2014 Estate Dry Creek Valley

Malbec 2014 Estate Dry Creek Valley

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.

$45.00
Quantity:
MAM142

About this wine

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.

Wine profile

Vintage
2014
Wine Type
Estate Red
Varietal
100% Malbec
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Acid
0.58 g/100ml
pH
3.70
Alcohol
14.9%

Vineyard Notes

This Malbec is made from grapes grown in the red soils of a tiny hilltop block overlooking our benchland vineyards.

Harvest:  September 16th, 2014

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 21 months in French oak barrels. The 12 best barrels were selected for this blend (33% new). 

Bottling Date:  May 16, 2016

Winemaker Notes

Color:  Dark ruby

Aromas:  Dark plum, spice and berry.

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

Production

288 Cases