Intensely colored red, with hues of purple. Slight aromas of cedar and vanilla. Fruit forward, subtle notes of red plum and blueberries. Medium bodied, lighter tannins, with a lively finish.
Malbec has it’s origins in Southern France, but it’s most widely grown in Argentina. Lodi, California offers a fantastic opportunity for Malbec to express it’s fruit flavors as opposed to it’s earthier flavors. Whether it’s the fertile soil, or the warm days & cool nights, the vines seem to have little difficulty producing quality grapes. The fruit used in the 2015 vintage is from the Silvaspoons Vineyard, which is farmed by Ron Silva. This vineyard is certified green under Lodi Rules and it is located in the Alta Mesa portion of the Lodi AVA.
Here are some of the main steps that were taken into making this wine. First, the grapes were brought into the winery on 9/16/15 mid morning while the fruit was still cool. Fruit was destemmed and then cold soaked for approximately two days. Yeast was then added to the must and the fermentation really started to get going on the 20th and finished around nine days later. Grapes were then pressed and the juice spent some time in tank going through Malolactic fermentation before being transferred to barrels. Where they sat aging before being bottled almost a year later.