2018 Malbec

2018 Malbec
2018 Malbec

Winemaker

"Loved by our growers for its hardy nature and adored by our cellar team for its deep, vibrant expression; Malbec has become a coveted grape for the Snake River Valley. This rugged vine yields a wine that is complex with exuberant notes of raspberry and allspice, silky tannins, and a rich finish. My winemaker's secret: years from now you'll be so grateful you saved a case or two!"
 
~ Melanie Krause, Owner/Winemaker

Vineyards

Sawtooth
 
Tasting notes

Our Malbec greets you with aromas of white tea and apricot on the nose.  Then the flavors unfurl into black raspberry and mango with a touch of chai followed by a long finish and intense body. Wow!

Production notes

Hand harvested. Fermented in 1 ton bins with 4 punch-downs per day. Grapes are pressed after an average 7 days of skin contact. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. 16 months of barrel aging in 11% new barrels, 34% 2nd and 3rd use barrels, and 55% old barrels. Bottled in February 2020. 

Other notes

Pair with Santa Maria oak-wood grilled BBQ Tri-Tip or red wine braised venison stew.  Also pairs wonderfully with stuffed roasted peppers...or try it with your favorite Posole recipe.  

When to drink: During the first year, decant for an hour & then enjoy. While approachable early in its life, this wine will continue to evolve beautifully over the next 5-15 years.
 

PROFILE

VINTAGE 2018
VARIETALS Malbec
WINE REGION Snake River Valley AVA
ACID 6. g/L
pH 3.95
CELLARING 16 Months in French, American & Hungarian Oak Barrels
RESIDUAL SUGAR 0%
ALCOHOL % 14.1%
BOTTLES 750ml
CLOSURE Traditional Cork
CASES PRODUCED 472
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Vintage2018
VarietalMalbec
AppellationSnake River Valley
VineyardSawtooth
Acid6 g/L
PH3.58
Aging16 months in oak
Residual Sugar0%
Alcohol14.10%
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced472
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