2015 Dry Creek Malbec

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Winemaking Notes

Rich, lush and full bodied, the 2015 vintage displays intense aromas and flavors of dark berries and cocoa with a violet floral note. This wine is structured and balanced with smooth integrated tannins and a lingering finish of toasty baking spices and vanilla.

Food pairings

Enjoy this wine now with empanadas, barbecue tri-tip, grilled veggie kabobs or lay a few bottles down in your cellar to enjoy in 3 to 5 years.

History

Our wines are made from time tested, meticulously farmed sections of some of the very best vineyards in Sonoma County. Select areas within each vineyard are hand harvested, fermented separately and aged in the finest French oak barrels. After about six months, each lot is tasted and graded and only the lots that display depth, richness, intensity, and age worthiness are considered for bottling. The wine is then blended, and returned to barrels to age for an additional 14 to 20 months, depending on the vintage, to facilitate flavor integration before bottling.

The Vineyards

Early winter showers were followed by a warm, dry beginning to the new growing season, setting the stage for an early bud break. Alternating overcast days and heat waves continued through spring and summer, with a particularly hot period in late June, and an unseasonal rain in July.

$35.00

Appelation:

Dry Creek Valley

Varietal:

Malbec

Alcohol:

14.5%

TA:

0.59gm/100ml

PH:

3.69

Cellar & Fermentation:

Our 2014 Dry Creek Valley Malbec was created in our small lot artisan cellar. Winemaker Greg Morthole employs techniques such as cluster pre-sorting, berry sorting, and extended maceration. With small tanks and equipment sized for the most discriminating vineyard selection process, our cellar is state of the art and represents the Klein family commitment towards producing the finest wines possible.

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