Malbec 2018


Malbec 2018
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This is a wine with many layers and nuances. Comprised of Malbec from several Texas growers across the state, with just 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Merlot, it is soft on the palate with medium tannins, medium acidity, exemplifying what Malbec from Texas should be.  It is a fuller bodied Malbec, aged in 30% new French and American oak for 20 months before bottling. Silky and plush, aromatics of slate and caramel, heady violets and ripe black cherries greet you. At first sip, the lively red fruits of pomegranate, red plums, ripe black cherries lead to sour cherries on the smooth finish. 

Aromatics: slate, hint of mint, caramel, almonds, violets, ripe Black cherries

On the Palate: Pomegranate, red plums, ripe black cherries, bright acidity, medium tannins, sour cherry on the finish

Enjoy now, age 5-10 years

No decant necessary while young

Serve 60-68°F

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Malbec
Appellation
Texas
Harvest Date
August - September, 2018
Sugar
24-25 Brix
Aging
20 months, French and American oak barrels, 30% new
Bottling Date
May, 2018
Residual Sugar
Dry 0.6g/L
Alcohol %
14.2
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Becker Vineyards, Estate Malbec (Fredericksburg, TX) Amanecer Vineyards, Malbec (Sundown, TX) Tallent Vineyards, Malbec, Petit Verdot (Mason Cty, TX) Wilmeth Diamante Doble Vineyards, Malbec (Tokio, TX) Canada Family Vineyards, Malbec (Plains, TX) Reddy Vineyards, Merlot (Brownfield, TX)
Winemaker Notes
90% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot
Food Pairing Notes
Lean red meats, wild game, blue cheese
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