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Port Townsend Vineyards

2018 Malbec

2018 Malbec


Our goal was to make a Malbec with a good tannin structure but with more nuance than the average Malbec. Picked on September 27, destemmed and fermented over three weeks with notes of blueberries and blackberries thoughout the fermentation. We aged this wine in French oak barrels, 50% of them new. We chose barrels for this blend that had the natural fruitiness of this grape but with the most nuance and elegance that we could encourage in order to bottle a wine made for a diverse supper table, with or without steak.

Our 2018 Malbec is an evening bright dusky magenta with heady aromas of earth, fired clay, with notes of overripe raspberries, black cherries and cocoa powder. On the palate find balanced flavorful notes of red raspberries and black plum backed by notes of dried rosemary. Smooth precipitating tannins accentuate the concise yet satisfying finish cushioned by cozy notes of cocoa powder and jellied cranberries. Enjoy with Dijon rosemary rubbed rack of lamb, Shepherds pie, sauteed green beans with gorgonzola.

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Rattlesnake Hills
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