Dark ruby in color, almost Inky, with a short reddish rim.
Very unique nose of black currants, black plums, red cherries, cranberries, spices, light oak, licorice, vanilla, green pepper, cardamom, dark coffee and tobacco.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with cherries, black plums, blueberries, light wood, earth, spices, tobacco leaf, chocolates and peppercorn.
Nice tangy finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very interesting Malbec blend from Sonoma. Fruit forward and elegant. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel. Tangy, and a good food wine. Alcohol is nicely integrated, so watch yourself.
The nose is very interesting, which was a nice surprise, once it opened up. Better after 90 minutes in the decanter.
This 4 year old will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years. Would be nice to revisit it then.
I paired it with a fatty Brie cheese and crackers.
A blend of 46% Malbec, 30% Petit Verdot and 24% Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes were aged separately for 3 years in French oak barrels.
14.8% alcohol by volume.