2017 Opaque Malbec, Paso Robles
Originally from Cahors Southwest of France, Malbec is now mainly planted in Argentina. We were so impressed by this wine from our estate vineyard in Paso Robles, that we bottled it without any blending. The quality of the 2017 vintage was excellent. The weather was ideal with a long growing season that provided great “hang time” for the grapes. Each vineyard lot is fermented separately to preserve the unique flavors of its terroir. After aging in French and American barrels for 24 months, our wine reveals ripe flavors of black plum and currant with accents of vanilla and dark chocolate. Structured tannins provide texture and depth with a lengthy finish.
Sustainability is our top priority. Our Paso Robles and Monterey vineyards are certified sustainable by CSWA. At our Paso Robles winery, solar panels provide 100% of the needed electricity, and wastewater is effectively reclaimed and recycled for additional uses.
Opaque Malbec comes only from the best lots that our estate vineyards have to offer. Small lots are picked and fermented individually with minimal intervention to allow the true expression of the soil and climate. The wines are matured in a unique selection of hand-crafted French and American oak barrels.
Try our exquisite Malbec with chimichurri steak, roasted potatoes, or gorganzola.
- Paso Robles
- Irick Vineyard, Stefano Vineyard, Maddalena Vineyard
- Primary Grape Variety
- 18 Months