Blended from the best lots of the 1928 estate vineyards, this iconic small-batch blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot is powerful yet smooth.
The aromas of dark cherries, plums and roasted cocoa come leaping out of the glass. This is a big but very suave wine with layers of ripe cherry, berry fruits, white pepper, mint, chocolate, caramel, smoke, and toast. There are loads of ripe, soft tannins, so this wine will certainly age beautifully for a decade or longer, but the temptation to drink it right away may be too much to resist.
Try with smoked meats and charcuterie.
A lovely, juicy red with red tile, plums and spice. Some walnuts, too. So floral. Medium to full body. Extremely polished and beautiful in the mouth. Drink or hold.James Suckling April 2020
This feels younger and very fruit driven, juicier and with a softer texture, with volume and lush tannins. There is a balsamic hint here, powerful aromatics and a forward personality in this vintage, while keeping the composure and classical Mendel style, just a little more concentrated and ripe, but without excess.Wine Advocate October 2019
- Varietal Composition:
- 65% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot
- Avg Elevation:
- 3400 feet
- Avg Age of Vines:
- 58 years
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