Malbec 2012 Magnum
Site selection, meticulous vineyard management, vine maturity, and harvesting at optimal ripeness translate into fruit of uncommon density and complexity. Gentle winemaking with 20 months in French oak contributed to making this Malbec a wine of distinction. Blackberries, chocolate, oak and hints of dried lavender meld with broad tannins and an earthy spice to create both tension and balance in this structured wine. With cellaring, this wine will improve for six to eight years. Pairings include grilled flat iron steak with tomatillo sauce or smoked pork belly confit.
Double Gold Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards