Reserve Malbec 2014


For the third drought year in a row, 2014 was early, mostly due to lack of water. Once ripening began, the hot, dry summer threatened to turn our precious grapes into raisins and it was a race to get them off the vines and into fermenters. It was a smaller crop than average, but intense concentration.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of boysenberry, blackberry, nutmeg spices, and toffee fill the glass. This full body Malbec has intense flavors of cherry and blackberry along with hints of underbrush and cedar. This finish is long and complex.

Technical Data

Alcohol: 15.6%
Appellation: Lake County
Barrels: French & American oak
Time in Barrels: 24 months
Cases Produced: 750

Suggested Retail: $38

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