Wood Family Vineyards

2014 Malbec

2014 Malbec  
Livermore Valley

Harvested from the Ghielmetti Vineyards in the North East hills of Livermore Valley .  The vineyard is situated on a sloped, alluvial bench with well-draining, “outwash” shaly loam soils.
The vineyard was laid out specifically to take advantage of the changes in elevation and the six different soil types comprising the site, with varieties and rootstocks carefully selected to match the micro terroir specifically for Bordeaux varietals.

A mysterious dark purple beauty, this wine is almost completely opaque. The blackness continues in the aromatics as Mission fig and blackberry preserves are the first to make their presence known. White carnations are a beautiful top-note along with white pepper which gives the nose a spicy Far East quality. Burnt sugar creates a smoky undercurrent. The flavors of roasted figs fill your mouth and there is just the right amount of acid to make your mouth water. A warm toasty finish is your last memory.

Harvested on 9/18 2014
3.62 pH, TA .63    Aged in 100% French Oak.  40% New, 10% once used and 40% neutral oak barrels.

65 cases produced

 

$30 / bottle