This Malbec is very elegant with sweet aromatics of boysenberry, blackberry and currant. The bright fruit carries forward on the palate and leads to a softer, supple finish with a nice juicy quality.
Blend: 75% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Total Acidity 0.58 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Barrel Aging: 18 months in new French and American oak
Fermentaion: 6-10 days
After warmer than average 2012 and 2013 vintages, 2014 in Eastern Washington was one of the warmest seasons in decades with favorable temperature conditions extending into fall.
Overall, 2014 was a pleasant growing season; ripening was excellent for all varieties in all locations.
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