2013 WALLA WALLA VALLEY MALBEC

2013 WALLA WALLA VALLEY MALBEC
2013 WALLA WALLA VALLEY MALBEC
Tasting notes

This Walla Walla Valley Malbec struts its stuff with a dark, inky hue, explosive flavors of fennel, basil, oregano and chive ending with a silky smooth finish of ripe berry compote and cassis. Malbec and skinless, boned chicken thighs are a perfect fit.

As always, Malbec is a very tactile grape to work with; inky black skins lock themselves together into a sticky velvet cap that makes punch-downs (four times a day) a real challenge! This 100% Malbec is filled with worn leathers, cassis and woody herbs.The solid tannin structure gives way to a long lingering finish. The intense aroma of ripe mountain blueberry jars your senses by a beginning of black raspberry, and a middle of fennel - black licorice and ending with a pleasantly tart ripe cherry-plum finish.  It is age worthy and we recommend one hour of breathing before drinking. This is a serious wine that can be paired with grilled medium-rare beef, i.e. Florentine style T-bone or Porterhouse steak. 

Winemaker Notes:

Shows aromas of plum, blackberry, pepper and woody herbs with accents of violet and game.  Palate coating with flavors of blue and black berries and an unending spice-filled finish.

Vintage2013
Varietal100% Malbec
AppellationWalla Walla Valley
Vineyard57% Frazier Bluff Vineyard, 29% Dwelley Vineyard, 14% Pepper Bridge Vineyard
Acid5.8 g/L
PH3.82
AgingAged 19 months in 100% French oak (33% one fill, 67% neutral).
FermentationAn open top stainless steel tank, the cap was punched down four times a day with select pumpovers.
Alcohol14.30%
Volume750 ml
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