2016 Reserve Malbec

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2016 Reserve Malbec

25.00

Gandyhill Vineyard is a small (3 acre) vineyard planted in 2005 in southern Sacramento County, near the town of Wilton. We harvest from this vineyard for our field blend -- named “Elidé” -- and it has consistently been one of our best wines.

The vineyard is completely organic, with attention focused on vine health, irrigation methodology, hand-pruning and canopy management to produce the best fruit.

Harvested along with the grapes for the Elidé field blend, 2 bins (approximately 1 ton) of the Malbec is separated and destemmed to macrobin. Wine was pressed to neutral oak barrels for elevage.

The nose explodes with cherry & cola, then proceeds to a bright herbal mixture: bay leaf, thyme, lavender. In the mouth, cherries again predominate, with red currant & more herbs: bay leaf, lavender. The body is lively & smooth, fine tannins carrying through to a medium-length finish of cola & sassafras.


25 cases produced.

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