2016 MALBEC

 

95 POINTS & BEST OF CLASS AWARD
2019 Los Angeles Intl Wine Competition

 

91 POINTS & GOLD MEDAL
2019 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

 

GOLD MEDAL
2018 San Francisco Intl Wine Competition

 

Tasting Notes

The nose slowly opens to share aromas of oak, cedar and tobacco woven with rich black raspberry notes. The smooth, luscious entry showcases classic flavors of cherry and blackberry layered with cigar box, mocha and hints of dried fine herbs. Though still youthful, the palate already reflects the perfectly honed balance of tannins, oak and fruit. If enjoyed before 2020, we recommend decanting for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Vintage: 2016
Varietals: 100% Malbec
Region: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
Production: 75 cases
Winemaking Notes

Our winemaking protocol demands separate small carefully temperature regulated fermentations for each varietal providing optimum treatment for our Malbec. This wine is carefully pressed direct to barrel and aged separately until rigorous barrel evaluation trials the Spring before Summer bottling. Each individual barrel is tasted for uniqueness and provides an essential blend diversity that typifies our wines, as well as an exceptional 22 month ageing period.

Food Pairing Suggestion

Try pairing this delicious wine with mixed sausage paella, or grilled lamb chops with a balsamic reduction.