2018 Pine Ridge Vineyards Malbec
Malbec is one of the five great Bordeaux varieties commonly blended with Right Bank wines, and has become the darling of Argentina. We have Malbec planted in four of our estate vineyards and have historically blended it into our Cabernet Sauvignons. A rare offering, we are pleased to release our 2017 Malbec.
The thick skin of Malbec grapes yields wine with a beautiful, nearly opaque, deep purple-red color. The wine opens with signature aromas of blueberry, lavender, plum, tobacco, and vanilla bean. Full-bodied with chewy tannins, the palate is rich with flavors of blackberry and buttered toast along with jam, toasted oak, and a hint of dark chocolate. The wine finishes spicy and smoothly, fading to a long, smooth finish.