Tasting Notes: True to its reputation, this Malbec is velvety soft and smooth. The luxurious mouthfeel and rich, layered flavors leave nothing to be desired. In this vintage there are dark fruit flavors of currant, blueberry, plum and a little spice. In the nose there is an intoxicating caramel quality. While excellent now, it will continue to develop with proper cellaring.
Vinification: The fruit was fermented in a pumpover tank for over two weeks. The wines were pressed at dryness and aged in 30% new French oak barrels. The final wine was blended and bottled in May 2016.
label art by: Paul D Gibson, San Francisco, CA
Best of Class, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Gold, Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge