This 2014 vintage is our second year of producing Malbec and we are falling in love with this amazing variety! It has a deep dark color purple with violet notes. Complex aromas of dried figs, raspberry fruit roll-up and toasted hazelnuts lead to enticing aromas of post rain wet earth in a redwood forest. It is full bodied and has soft, dusty tannins with an unctuous long finish like drinking liquid velvet. It has silky smooth flavors of mature dark red fruit, apricot pie and Santa Rosa plums with hints of chocolate and cinnamon spice. Liz suggests pairing this with seared venison topped with dried figs marinated in late harvest Graciano.
Check back in February 2018 for our next vintage of Malbec.