This Malbec opens with notes of blueberry pie and raspberry jam with subtle undertones of baking spices and a hint of cassis and vanilla extract. The powdery, dusty tannins lend structure while the jammy mid-palate balances its fresh acidity, finishing with velvety ripe fruit.
The fruit for this wine is grown at our acclaimed Estate vineyards from Eagle & Plow and Spice Cabinet Vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills. The fruit is exposed to dappled sunlight, allowing for uniform ripening and flavor development. Well balanced crop levels have allowed us to create wines with great depth and concentration.
These grapes were sorted in the vineyard with the selective harvest on our Pellenc harvesters. The fruit was not crushed in order to preserve as much whole-berry as possible. At the winery, individual lots were fermented in stainless steel tanks. Twice daily pumpovers allowed gentle extraction of color and tannins. 20 month barrel aging in 20% new French and American Oak.