2015 Malbec, Andrews & Rowell Vineyard
Horse Heaven Hills
94 pointsMay 16, 2018
This Malbec is elegantly framed with a dense concentration of sweet aromatics and bold blackberry and currant notes. The palate highlights spicy top notes with a lush lengthy finish.
Blend: 100% Malbec
Total Acidity 0.59 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 15.5%
Barrel Aging: 19 months in 30% new French and 10% new American oak barrels
Fermentaion: Fruit was handpicked at the peak of ripeness, destemmed, sorted and placed into small open-top fermenters uncrushed.
The 2015 vintage was one of the warmest growing seasons on record in Washington.
Warm temperatures continued through the spring and summer, moderating slightly into fall and extending an early harvest.
Overall, 2015 saw very favorable growing conditions, producing optimal ripening across varieties and yielding outstanding wines throughout the region.
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