2012 Single Vineyard Betsy Vineyard Malbec
Our Shannon Ridge Single Vineyard Collection exemplifies the commitment to and mastery of sustainable farming. Our "Ovis Cycle"™ farming integrates sheep into the vineyards to control weeds, naturally fertilize the vines and provide wool and protein to our families.
Betsy Shannon was the matriarch of the Shannon clan and our Betsy Vineyard pays tribute to her ever enduring spirit. Sitting between 2000' and 2300' in elevation, the vineyard is perched along the upper reaches of the High Valley AVA in Lake County, California. The elevation, soil and unique climate in Lake County add to the complexity of this wine.
The Shannon Ridge 2012 "Betsy Vineyard" Malbec has aromas of blackberry, bright cherry, and bramble. The flavors are high tones of blackberry and cranberry, vanilla woodsy notes and long finish. The tannin and acid balance in this wine will allow it to age for 8-10 years.
Varietal: 100% Malbec
Appellation: High Valley, Lake County
Barrels: French & American Oak
Suggested Retail: $32