This Single Vineyard wine comes from a newly discovered terroir - an untouched plateau rich with limestone that imparts a unique minerality to the usually fruity varietal.
On the nose, marked floral profile characteristics of this property, as well as the typical notes of the varietal: plums and fresh red fruit with floral notes and a subtle touch of spices from the local flora. Limestone outcroppings in the vineyard create a mineral texture and fresh mouthfeel with polished tannins. It is a complex and balanced wine with a long finish.
Pair with slow-braised short ribs, bacon-wrapped dates, or spicy cheeses.
Bright red-ruby. Highly aromatic perfume of blackberry, violet and licorice, plus a touch of peppery wildness; I was reminded both of Pinot Noir and northern Rhône Syrah. Plush, savory, pungent wine with distinctive limestone energy giving the middle palate a light touch. Utterly fine-grained wine with terrific subtle flavor intensity and grip. Finishes with very smooth tannins and lovely rising floral length. A very complex, penetrating Malbec with lovely restrained sweetness.Vinous July 2018
Ripe, rich and robust, with a complex mix of ground coffee, chocolate and dark fruit flavors. Asian spice notes fill in midpalate. The finish that is loaded with cocoa powder and cream accents. Drink now through 2020.Wine Spectator December 2017
The fourth crop from new vines usually yields very concentrated juice full of flavors and aromas, as it's the first time the plant is able to produce enough grapes as the root system should be properly established and it feels like the plant has been waiting to express itself. It combines some herbal aromas with plenty of violets, very floral and aromatic. The palate revealed fine tannins and very good acidity and balance. The violets kept growing as the wine sat in the glass. Very showy. Quite impressive, especially for a warmer, riper year.Wine Advocate December 2016
- Varietal Composition:
- 100% Malbec
- Avg Elevation:
- 3,120 feet
- Avg Age of Vines:
- 5 years
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