2014 Terroir Malbec
The 2014 Malbec opens with black plum and blueberry on the nose, with cedar, oak spice, and vanilla. Thick and dense on the palate, this wine is layered with black plum and blueberry flavors. Oak adds complexity with cedar, spice, and vanilla. Pair this wine with prime rib, seared duck breast, grilled lamb shanks with rosemary, or dark chocolates.
VINTAGE AND VINEYARDS
2014 was an exceptional year for red grapes with one of the hottest growing seasons on record. The warm and dry conditions extended late into October, which allowed the grapes to develop the full, ripe flavors and aromas, as well as the soft, supple tannins associated with excellent quality wines.
The grapes were harvested midday to late afternoon to encourage the natural heating of the fruit. The grapes were destemmed, crushed, and fermented in stainless steel. The wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation and was aged for 20 months in French and American oak barrels, about 30% new.
Harvest Date: September 20–23, 2014
Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills
Varietal Percentages: 100% Malbec
Brix at Harvest: 26.2°
Case Production: 150