Red color with violet hues. It expresses a great herbal character with notes of red fruits, strawberry, cherry and plum: which are complemented by distinctive mineral notes. In the mouth is prolonged and deep. A wine of grand structure and acidity.
APPELLATION: Rogue Valley (AVA), Oregon
AGING: 20 months in oak barrels
CHEMISTRY: pH 3.74; TA 6.5 g/l
RESIDUAL SUGARS: 0.3%
VARIETAL: 100% Malbec
ROOT STOCK: 3309
CERTIFIED: LIVE Sustainable
HARVESTED: 17 October 2017
HARVEST BRIX: 23.4
PRODUCTION: 118 Cases
BOTTLED: 7 August 2019
RELEASED: 5 October 2019
TTB LABEL ID: 19159001000211
UPC: 6 80499 83060 1
All of our vineyards have been independently certified LIVE sustainable and Salmon Safe since 2012. LIVE is the highest certification in the world for sustainable viticulture. No herbicides have been used in our vineyards since 2017.
2017 GROWING CONDITIONS:
2017 provided a cooler, wetter and longer growing season than the previous three years. Bud break started in mid-April, a little later than usual. Average harvest dates were pushed out about three weeks. The water table in our vineyards was a little higher than normal due to a greater snowpack in the mountains. This resulted in our vine canopies requiring greater maintenance because of abnormally vigorous growth. Several fires in the surrounding areas contributed to a near continuous concentration of smoke over the Valley floor for a period of about 8 weeks and was cause for concern. However, with most of our bottling complete, we have found no evidence of smoke taint and lots of indications that we are benefitting from the later harvest. We are looking forward to another banner year of award-winning wines.
AWARDS & WINE SCORES
2021 McMinnville Wine Classic
2020 West Coast Wine Competition (East Meets West)
2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2020 SavorNW Wine Competition
This might be perfect with that earthy flavors you get from lamb or even duck. A smash burger covered in onions and cheese would stand up beautifully, as well.