2017 1850 Malbec
95% Malbec, 5% Petite Sirah pressings We harvested these grapes early in the morning, sorted and destemmed them at the winery and pressed the juice straight to tank. We added 200 pounds of pressed petite sirah skins into the fermentation early on to lend additional color and structure. The wine took 12 days to complete fermentation, and we pressed it to barrel on an early October morning. Aged in 75% New French Oak and 25% Neutral Oak barrels for 24 months.
This Malbec is garnet and opaque in color, almost inky from the addition of petite sirah skins. It is jammy with black cherry and blackberry plus toasted oak and pipe tobacco aromatics. This is a bold wine with significant tannic structure, balanced by fruitiness and acidity on the palate. Structured to age for up to 10 years.
Gorgonzola, aged cheddar, barbecued steak, spaghetti with meatballs or bolognese, dark chocolate.