Wine Spectator 90 points - Ripe yet rustic, leading with undertones of game, spice box and underbrush to the roasted plum and kirsch notes, with a rich, cedary finish. Drink now through 2016.—N.W. (May 8 2013)
A wine of rich bouquet, lively mouth-feel, lingering flavors of red and black berries with undertones of black pepper and vanilla, and a velvet texture throughout.
|Wine maker notes
|The Malbec grapes are sourced from two mountain vineyards, both planted more than 50 years ago. The grapes are hand-harvested into small lugs, hand-sorted, crushed and cold-macerated at the winery for 4 days. The wine is then fermented at controlled temperatures with native yeasts in stainless steel for 15 days and inoculated with the winery’s own malolactic organisms. After this it is aged for 8 months, partly in French barriques, partly in stainless steel.
Alcohol Content: 14.2 % alc. by volume
Residual Sugars: 1.96 gram(s) per liter