Single Vineyard Series
95 Points, Platinum, Best Malbec at the 2022 San Diego International Wine Challenge
Gold - 2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Lodi (Mokelumne River)
This deep ruby colored Malbec is overflowing with aromas of sweet plums and raspberry tart. It has a smooth floral mouthfeel and a lively finish.
Estate Vineyard to the west of our tasting room and production facility. Bilateral cordon trained into vertical shoot position (VSP). Clone 3 on 5BB rootstock. Planted in 2014, the vines are young and full of energy. Pruning and shoot thinning were done to keep cluster counts in balance, leaves were pulled on the north side of the vine as the rows oriented east to west. A fairly young vineyard, as 2017 was the first vintage we harvested fruit from these vines.
Grapes were hand-picked (at 24.6 Brix average) in the morning on September 29th, 2020 and gently sorted and transferred to a temperature controlled stainless steel tank for cold soak. Fermentation was managed with regular punch downs or pump overs. Aged in oak barrels (approximately 34% new French & American oak). Filtered on May 27, 2020 and bottled on June 3rd, 2021.