This Malbec is produced from our estate vineyards located in three unique meso-climates of the Grand Valley. A deep, fruit forward-styled wine bursting with fragrant notes of black currants and white pepper.
VARIETAL COMPOSITION 96% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc
45% Scott’s Vineyard Malbec Clone 4 planted 2013;
29% Cliffside Vineyard Malbec Clone 9 planted 2009;
22% Katie’s Vineyard Malbec Clone 9 planted 2011;
2% Cliffside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 4 planted 2000;
1% Scott’s Vineyard Cabernet Franc clones 12, 4 and ENT 623;
1% Katie’s Vineyard Cabernet Franc clone UCD 1 planted 1987
2017 represents the first vintage we harvested Malbec grapes from Scott’s Vineyard for full-color red wine. The wine itself is a complete and delicious wine starting with lots of fruit, a soft middle of the palate and a pinch of white pepper and dill in support. Overall, the Scott’s Malbec was such a complete wine, it served as a great base for our 2017 offering.
The 2017 Grand Valley Malbec displays a great balance of concentrated dark fruits and fresh red fruit with a touch of fresh rose petal and a crack of white pepper. On the palate, the wine delivers layers of juicy red fruit notes with subtle but present tannins and some vibrancy from the acidity. There is a touch of oak which gives some warm toasty notes but also adds a little structure to the wine on the palate.
Food Pairing Notes
• Tomato and blue cheese salad, Grilled Halibut with grilled pineapple & sweet corn salsa, Seared peppercorn flank steak, charcuterie, rich cheeses burgers, and beef burritos.