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2018 Quintessence Vineyard Malbec

2018 Quintessence Vineyard Malbec

Quintessence Malbec is one of our favorite wines to make—the berries are sweet and delicious, the fermentations smell amazing, the juice immediately turns an amazing dark purple color, the young barrel samples taste better than they should, and finished wine is extremely enjoyable even in its young age.  Keeping with the Quintessence characteristics this Malbec is the biggest most concentrated Malbec in our lineup. On the aroma we get hints of some classic American oak aromas, vanilla bean, dill, and chocolate blended with loads of black fruit. On the palate it’s definitely a fruitier style Malbec with only a hint of the classic white pepper spice, Bing cherry, blackberry, and plum—it has this wild berry characteristic to it that is wonderful, like something you wouldn’t find at the farmer’s market but something you’d have to find for yourself in the mountains. Drink now through 2030.

287 cases made

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Wine Specs
Red Mountain
Vineyard Designation
Quintessence Vineyard
58% New American Oak, 25% New French Oak
50% 500L Oak Upright, 17% 500L Roller Barrel
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Owen Bargreen (95) | James Suckling (92)
Production Notes
289 cases produced

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