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2012 HH G/W Smith Malbec

This wine starts out big and bold with black cherries and leather notes, rounding into a medium bodied wine with lots of texture.

$40.00 per Bottle
$480.00 per Case

Tasting Notes

Named after "Big John", he was the John J. Ascuagas' Golden Nugget sale topper bull in 1974. Think black cherries coated with oak dusting as you smell this wine. After a few minutes the wine begins to open up and the fruit becomes stronger while some interesting leather notes come around. The flavor starts out big and bold but rounds into a medium bodied wine with lots of texture. The tannins are subtle and add complexity to the wine.

Vineyard Designation

Coyote Canyon Vineyard

Winemaker Notes

Malbec has always been one of my favorite wines to make, the unique color and flavors always seem to stand out. The 2012 vintage was a little cooler and I think that makes this vintage a little leaner than some years but still rich and unique. A little Syrah was added to the blend to smooth it out some but Malbec is definitely the star here.


Gold - 2015 Denver International Wine Competition
Gold - 2015 NW Wine Summit Wine Competition
Silver - 2015 Seattle Wine Award
Vintage 2012
Wine Style Medium Red Wine
Varietal Malbec
Varietal Composition 98% Malbec 2% Syrah
Appellation Horse Heaven Hills
Alcohol % 14.4%
Size 750 ml