2019 DFV Malbec
Sweet baking spices from the oak aging, aromas blackberries and blueberries. On the palate this wine is medium bodied, with soft powdery tannins and long lasting acidity.
Malbec sourced from our estate vineyards in the Santa Clara AVA located in the Central Coast. Clone 9 on rootstock SO4, planted originally in 1990 and grafted over to Mourvedre in 1996.
The grapes were hand harvested on October 16, 2019 and allowed to cold soak for 3 days. Primary fermentation lasted 13 days. This wine was aged for 18 months in 25% new french oak barrels and 75% neutral barrels.
Food Pairing Notes
Sweet bar-b-q, grilled asada, pork roast or grilled pork, rosemary crusted chicken and potatoes. Empanadas or an array of cheese and charcuterie.