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2017 Malbec

Our 2017 Malbec displays flavors of blackberry, blueberry, violets, cedar & mocha with a silky-rich finish. Pairs best with red meats, BBQ, & pasta. Classic varietal character & moderate tannins make this an incredibly drinkable red wine. 

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Malbec is native to France but made famous by Argentina, where it produces fruit-forward quaffable wines. In our California climate is also produces grapes with intense fruit flavors—primarily blueberry and blackberry—but also distinct notes of violets and mocha. 2017 was a cooler vintage, resulting in leaner flavors, more bright fruit, and lower alcohol. After hand-picking the grapes, we destemmed but left the berries whole, resulting in partial carbonic maceration (an internal metabolic fermentation which produces candied fruit flavors). We then fermented this wine on the skins in stainless steel tanks at a cool temperature of 65F for 3 weeks, including a brief cold soak and extended maceration. These techniques maximized the fruit and floral notes of the grape. We aged this wine on 30% new French and American oak and cherry and maple wood.

Wine Profile

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Vintage 2017
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Malbec
Varietal Composition 88% Malbec 11% Syrah 2% Cabernet Franc
Sugar 23.0 Brix
Acid 6.0g/L
PH 3.62
Aging 20 Months
Fermentation 7 day fermentation with punch downs
Bottling Date 425 Cases 4/2/2019
Tannin moderate
Alcohol % 13
Size 750 ml

Winemaker Notes

Our 2017 Malbec displays flavors of blackberry, blueberry, violets, cedar & mocha with a silky-rich finish. Pairs best with red meats, BBQ, & pasta. Classic varietal character & moderate tannins make this an incredibly drinkable red wine.

Estate Produced & Bottled

13.2% Alcohol

Awards

Vintage | Award | Competition

2016 Silver: SF Chronicle
2015 Gold: SF Chronicle
2015 Silver (91 points): CA State Fair
2015 Silver: Orange County
2015 (88 points): Wine Enthusiast
2014 Silver: SF Chronicle
2014 Bronze: CA State Fair
2014 Bronze: Orange County
2013 Silver: SF Chronicle
2013 Best of California: CA State Fair
2013 Gold: Orange County
2013 (90 points): Wine X Magazine