DOUBLE GOLD, BEST OF CLASS, 96 POINTS - 2021 Int'l Women's Wine Competition
GOLD, 90 POINTS - 2021 Winemaker Challenge International
88 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast "This ripe and full-bodied wine is flavorful, firmly tannic and offers tart cherry, black-cherry and iron flavors that seem tightly held. Time will mellow it, so best after 2025." - Jim Gordon, Editor
Plum aromas ride alongside vanilla oak and black licorice on the nose, the palate is dense in flavors of blackberry, cocoa notes and molasses. This beautifully structured wine has firm tannins and a lingering finish as well as a pleasant tartness on the mid palate. A crowd-pleasing wine that is enjoyed on its own, but pairs well with a blue cheese burger or a nice, juicy steak.
As with all of our wines, our 2018 Malbec was sourced from our Coble Ranch vineyard in Winters, CA. After small lot fermentation, the wine was pressed and aged in Neutral French Oak for approximately 16 months before being bottled in May of 2020. Due to the complexity of flavors imparted by the three Malbec clones planted on our vineyard, this wine contains the concentrated flavors and tannin profile typical of French Malbecs, as well as the spice and ripe fruit characteristics of their Argentinian counterparts.