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2018 Malbec

2018
Malbec

Winemaker Notes

I am so excited about our 2018 single vineyard Malbec coming from our own estate vineyard, Bob Healy. For a long time this wine has gone in to our Doubleback blend and for some reason, it just didn’t fit in 2018 in spite of the wine being one of our favorite individual blocks! A perfect opportunity to bottle this as a white label for our club members only. This is a sexy wine aromatically- raspberry galore, mocha, stones after summer rain, pencil shavings, and nutmeg all leap from the glass. Drinking this wine is pure nostalgia for me personally like I am back in Argentina making Malbec again. Rich, dense, driven by blue fruits like plum, and blueberry but backed up with more mocha and chocolate flavors. I loved this wine on the second day open—chewy, building tannin with a tremendous mid-palate mouthfeel. I would pair this with a simple skirt steak just like we did at the base of the Andes in Argentina—salud!”

Appellation
Walla Walla Valley
Vineyard Sources
Bob Healy
Blend Profile
100% Malbec
Barrel/Aging Program
20 months in 60% new and 40% neutral French oak barrels
Production
Bottling Date: July 2020
Release Date: Fall 2020
Alcohol: 14.5%
Cases Produced: 224

"I am so excited about our 2018 single vineyard Malbec coming from our own estate vineyard, Bob Healy."

Josh McDaniels, CEO & DIRECTOR OF WINEMAKING