2017 Malbec "Solstice"
Beautifully dark purple color with a giant fruity nose. Aromas of blackberry and ripe plum are accented by a minerally earthiness. The mouth-feel is plush and flavors of ripe fresh fruit including blac cherry and plum mingle with freshly turned soil and vanilla. The finish is long and framed with well balanced tannins and acidity.
The 2017 vintage saw our drought end with a bang. The wet soils delayed budbreak to a normal time frame and produced such a healthy vineyard that we saw canopy sizes and cane lengths we hadn’t seen in years. The summer began relatively cool but was punctuated by two heat spikes that accelerated ripening and produced intense flavors. The resulting vintage shows the health of the vines with a combination of concentration and freshness, with bright acids framing powerful fruit.
(Oct 19, 2020 at 2:42 PM)
Easily the best Malbec I've ever had. A flavor that you can enjoy on its own or paired with food. The perfect mix of boldness and smoothness, as balanced as the earth and sun are at solstice!