Malbec

VARIETY
80% Malbec, 10% Syrah, 10% Bonarda
VINEYARD LOCATION
65% Lunlunta, 15% La Consulta, 10% Agrelo, 10% Rivadavia
AVG. VINEYARD ELEV.
3,150 feet
AVG. AGE OF VINES
41 years
PRESS HANDLING
Ungrafted
HARVEST METHOD
Hand-harvested
OAK REGIMEN
12 months- 30% new French barrels
FINING
None
FILTRATION
None
ALCOHOL
14%
PH
3.52
T.A.
5.47
TOTAL CASE
PRODUCTION
400 cases

Tasting notes:

Incredible color—could use it in an inkwell! Loads of spicy red fruit and black cherry cola aromas with notes of rose petal and cocoa. The red berry and black cherry flavors really pop on the palate as the wine has both good depth and very lively acidity that leads to an incredibly long finish. A bottom note of black licorice keeps the mouth watering too. This one is a teenager at the moment, and should age very well (and not talk back when you don’t give it the car keys!). Pairs well with foods such as venison or wild game, steak, pork, quail, all types of lamb, and medium-strong cheeses. A very flexible wine due to its concentration and balance.