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Tasting Notes

Classic Malbec notes of black fruit, berries, crushed pepper and herb mix to create a sweet perfume. The flavors are lush and velvety, the earth tones blend with fruit for a perfect balance. Intense but refreshing. This wine should get better with a few years in the cellar

Vineyard Designation

Coyote Canyon Vineyard

Vineyard Notes

Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard AVA: Horse Heaven Hills Grower Degree Days: 3206 2015 Vineyard Review 2015 was the warmest vintage in Washington State. Each season trended on the hot side and when it was all said and done, we were setting all kinds of records. The spring was warm and mixed with a little rain set the crop up great for the season. The summer started hot and just kept on getting hotter. We were prepared for this since the 2 previous vintages were warm, but it still pushed things along quickly. Some white grapes were picked in early August and our reds started in early September. This vintage is showing a lot of big fruit characteristics.

Winemaker Notes

Malbec was one of first wines I worked with in WA State. It is such a tasty grape, always enjoy heading out to the vineyard to sample this one. It has medium berries and the skins slide right off the pulp. The color is amazing, and the wines have this great blend of fruit and earth. I think of it as a soft approachable Cab Franc, you get a little funk but overall a cleaner, fruity expression. The grapes were handpicked and fermented in a small fermenter. They were then aged in French Oak barrels for 20 months. This was 3 barrels of goodness blended together, 100% Malbec.

Awards

Gold 18 Tri-Cities Wine Awards
Vintage 2015
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Malbec
Varietal Composition 100% Malbec
Appellation Horse Heaven Hills
Acid 5.4g/l
PH 3.66
Barrel Aging 100% French
Bottling Date August 2017
Alcohol % 14.7
Size 750 ml