The fruit was fermented in a pumpover tank for over two weeks. The wines were pressed at dryness and aged in 30% new French oak barrels. The final wine was blended and bottled in April 2012.
Malbec, one of the classic red Bordeaux grapes, is an early ripening varietal that yields soft wines of low acidity, moderate tannins and deep ruby color. This vintage comes from the highest elevation vineyard in Sonoma County, which offers rocky volcanic soils, with excellent drainage; an ideal spot to nurture Malbec.
label art by: Barton Benes, New York, New York