2013 Malbec

2013 Malbec
2013 Malbec

A fabulous example of this variety from Washington, the 2013 Columbia Valley Malbec gives up textbook notes of black and blue fruits, lead pencil, graphite and a hint of minerality in a medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, fresh, lively style. Aged 17 months in 43% new French oak, drink it over the coming 7-8 years. 91 points - Jeb Dunnuck of the Wine Advocate

Tasting notes

The wine is inky black and coats the glass. On the nose is an assortment of red and black fruits intermixed with fennel and a hint of white pepper. Full bodied on the palate, it has great presence and balance throughout with just a hint of sweetness up front. The acid does a great job supporting the wine, without overwhelming it. Drink now through 2021.

Production notes

Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills

Vineyard: 100% Chukar

Assemblage: 100% Malbec

Vinification: Fruit for this blend was destemmed, and lightly crushed, into 1 ton fermentation bins. The must contained approximately 25% whole berries. The must had a pre fermentation maceration of about 72 hours at 50° F. During fermentation, extraction was achieved via hand punchdowns and pump over with macro aeration, several times daily. The wine fermented dry on the skins and was immediately pressed and transferred to barrel.

Aging: The wines were aged in barrel for 17 months. 43% were new French oak and 57% were neutral French oak. The wines were racked three times in the cellar. All individual wine components, including new oak barrels, were kept separate until final blending. The wine was bottled on May 1, 2015.

Alcohol – 14.9% | TA – 6.5 g/L | pH – 3.74

489 cases produced

Other notes

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Varietal Composition100% Malbec
AppellationHorse Heaven Hills
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date05/01/2015
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