2017 MALBEC - RUTHERFORD
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Our malbec fruit comes from Melrose Vineyard located in the northern portion of Rutherford. For many vintages, we used this malbec as a blending component in some of our cabernet wines - we realized how special it really is and in 2015 decided it deserved its own bottling. Ever since it has been loved by our consumers, wine club member, and the critics.
Our 2017 malbec is deep garnet-purple in the glass. Wine critic, Lisa Peretti -Brown noted "it comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant scents of black forest cake, blueberry pie and preserved plan - plus wafts of cinnamon, potpourri and underbrush. The medium-bodied palate has a firm, grainy textured backbone with nice bright fruit and a spicy finish."
2017: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 91 points
2018 Jeb Dunnuck 90 points
2016 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 91 points
2015 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 91+ points