2016 Malbec 750ml
A terraced vineyard and Old World viticulture techniques produced this intense Malbec, from the Gablemann’s vineyards on the northeast side of Oliver. We’ve had a long relationship with this great grape-growing family!
This vintage is 95% Malbec with 5% Oliver Twist Estate Merlot to soften the tannins and add some complexity, furthered by aging in French oak barrels.
A luscious combination of jammy black fruits, cocoa, coffee, and vanilla, with a lingering violet finish pair perfectly with earthy flavors of braised beef, blue cheese burgers, and anything with sage or creamy mushroom sauce. Unfiltered, will contain sediment.
Very limited, only 75 cases produced and fewer than 12 remain.
Silver Medal ~Savor NW Wine Awards 2020
92 Points ~ John Schreiner (July 2020)