Appellation: Rattlesnake Hills
The 2010 Vintage: The growing season was favorable but a cool Spring delayed ripening while a warm Fallow allowed us pick in early November, a little late for our region.
The Wine: Purple-black in color with ripe Malbec and Merlot-like fruit scents in nose / enticing aromas blossom with airing displaying lively ‘persimmon’/roasted tomato’ flavors / pure Malbec tastes of big red fruits and oak with an intriguing, long finish with great balance.
Food Matches: RICH red meats and sauces as well as strong blue cheeses and smoked meats.
Descriptors: Superb with all rich beef preparations A great match for powerful entrees and cheeses.
Date of Harvest: 11/012010
Brix at Harvest: 24.9 pH: 3.74
Alcohol: 14.4 %
Varietal mix: 100% Malbec
Type of oak: 20 % French, 80 %American
Cases produced: 239
Bottling Date: 9/12/2012
Winemaker Notes: 2010 Malbec
Suggested Retail: National: $ 20