Malbec 2010

Malbec 2010

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Winemaker Notes

Vine maturity and meticulous attention in the vineyard translates into Malbec fruit of uncommon depth and complexity. Picking at peak ripeness and gentle handling in the winery, combined with 20 months in French oak, contribute to making this a wine of class and distinction. Sun drenched blackberries, chocolate, and hints of dried lavender meld with velvety tannins and an earthy spice to create a balanced and structured wine. With cellaring this wine will improve for five to seven years. Fire up the grill and pair with dry rub pork ribs.

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

Silver Medal2014 Savor NW Wine Awards
 

Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date:  12, 16, 18 October 2010
At harvest:  Sugar; 23.3° brix
At bottling:  Sugar; Nil    pH; 3.58    TA; 6.57 grams/liter
Cooperage:  French (100%)
Alcohol:  13.9% by volume
Case Production:  320.5 (750 mL)