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Proprietary Malbec

Proprietary Malbec Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: Fruit for this wine is grown primarily on our River Oaks Vineyard in Alexander Valley, where Malbec develops intense color and powerful flavors. The 2005 vintage was one of the longest of the decade, and the fruit benefited immensely from this extended hang time on the vine , developing rich flavor and character. The 2005 Malbec is a deep, inky purple in the glass. Concentrated, aromas of blackberry and violet floral notes continue onto the palate, melding with spice, mocha and cocoa powder. The rich mouthfeel and soft, round texture lead to a long, lingering finish.

Varietal Definition
Originating from the Bordeaux region of France, this grape is among the "big six" for red wine grapes. Malbec is typically a medium to full-bodied red wine. Ripe fruit flavors of plums and blackberry give it a jammy characteristic. The tannins are typically a bit tight and the earthy, wood-like appeal makes for a fairly rustic wine. Malbec goes well with roast meats such as chicken or turkey. It should be served at 58F and can be aged for up to 5 years typically.


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