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2016 Malbec Lower Pond


89 POINTS - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
GOLD MEDAL - San Francisco International Wine Competition
GOLD MEDAL 91 PTS - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
SILVER MEDAL - Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Winemaker's Notes

Malbec is one of the five "Nobel" grapes of Bordeaux in France, typically used for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon. This Malbec is grown on the southwestern slope side ridge in Alexander Valley with rocky, well-drained soils. Sustainably farmerd. Enjoy!

Tasting Notes

Beautiful purple magenta in color. Notes of cassis, black cherry, chocolate, and leather on the nose. A fruit forward palate with soft tannins on the finish.

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 100% Malbec
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Alcohol: 13.2%
pH: 3.74
TA: 5.3 g/L
Barrel Program: Aged 18 Months, 100% French Oak, 40% New
Production: 130 Cases

2016 Malbec Lower Pond