Malbec 2017

Our Malbec is grown in the Alta Mesa appellation near Clarksburg. Although the region is known to have very HOT days and warm nights, a cooling marine layer arrives in August that cools down the fruit, providing an elegance that's not common for the Central Valley.

Tasting Notes

Earthy, floral blue fruit is the core personality of this wine trimmed with leather, dark chocolate, and cassis. We love drinking this wine. It's a rare style crafted from Harvest Moon that tastes great right out of the gate and will please the palate of most oenophiles. No food needed here, just an empty glass and a friend to share it with. Acids are low, tannins are soft, pop that cork and go!

Production Notes

266 cases

Winemaker Notes

Our second swing at making Malbec was a home run. Picked cold, rushed to the crushpad for processing. We co-fermented 5% Pitts Home Ranch Zin in open top t-bins for fruit and acidic backbone. The must fermented dry in 13 days and was pressed directly to barrel.

Cooperage Notes

22% new French oak

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AppellationAlta Mesa
VarietalMalbec
PairingYour backyard on a warm summer evening or on the couch watching a movie.
Alcohol13.20%
Bottle750ml
Bottled2018-06-21
Drinkablenow till 2021
Harvest Date2017-09-04
Harvest Brix23.2°
ph Level3.78
Residual Sugardry