Reserve

2019 Malbec

55.00 / 750ml

Description

Winemaking Notes

Our 2019 Reserve Malbec is rich with aromas of briary berry fruit, boysenberry and light oral undertones. On the palate, black cherry and currants give way to dried herbs and fine tannins for a lingering finish. Enjoy this wine with honey glazed pork chops, oven roasted winter vegetables or a petit filet with a spicy peppercorn sauce.

History

Our Reserve wines are the result of a careful blend of individual lots from meticulously farmed sections of some of the very best vineyards in Alexander Valley and in the mountains north of Lake Sonoma. Created in our small lot Artisan Cellar, Winemaker Justin Seidenfeld employs techniques such as cluster pre-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 to producing the finest wines possible.

The Vineyards

2019 was another fantastic vintage in California. In Sonoma County it started with a copious amount of rain saturating the soil in late winter and early spring. Early summer heat waves acclimated the vines to warmer weather, which allowed the grapes to withstand a later heat spell in August, moving the sugars higher and allowing flavors to ripen.

Appellation: Sonoma County
Varietal: Malbec
Alcohol: 14.5%
TA: 0.58 g/100mL
PH: 3.65
Cellar & Fermentation: 24 months in French oak barrels, 75% new
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