2020 Malbec

NAPA VALLEY
$42.00 per bottle   /   $35.70 club price
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This 2020 Malbec is deep in color, aromas and flavors. With an almost magenta color, it is loaded with rich and fragrant characteristics of blackberries, licorice, sweet cedar, black plums, and a touch of croissant. This is a full-bodied, balanced wine, with flavors jumping out of the glass. On the palate it provides generous amounts of juicy black cherries, cola, dusty cocoa powder, with subtle toastiness and integrated tannins.

WINEMAKER NOTES

Upon hand harvesting, our Malbec was carefully destemmed and sent to tank for a whole berry fermentation. The fermentation temperature never rose above 82° F, which allowed for a warm extraction from the skins. After fermentation and pressing, the wine went to 45% new French oak, 55% neutral French oak barrels, aging for 20 months. The final blend is 80% Malbec, 18% Cabernet, and 2% Merlot. This wine was unfined and unfiltered.

THE VINTAGE

The 2020 vintage was a long and warm growing season, seasoned by a drought, which can often lead to a fantastic vintage. Bud break began in late March, leading to a Spring that had few showers and was relatively dry. Summer was steady, with heat spikes that pushed the vintage closer and closer. As we headed into Autumn, harvest was upon us quickly and we moved swiftly to bring in all our grapes to process and finish the season.

WINE FACTS

Winemaker: Jason Moulton 

Appellation: Napa Valley

Blend: 80% Malbec, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot

Alcohol: 14.9%