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2016 Desert Wind Malbec

Our Malbec was picked in mid-October and fermented in open top bins for 6 days of skin contact, with twice daily punch downs. Post-fermentation the wine was aged for 16 months in barrel to enhance complexity and add additional oak flavors to complement the fruit flavors. The resulting Malbec is rich and soft on the palate with flavors of blackberry and dark chocolate with sweet oak, vanilla, and toast on the finish.
Desert Wind Winery Vineyard-’06 Block, Wahluke Slope, WA
95% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvested on October 11th, 2016
Open top fermentation with punch downs twice daily; 6 days of skin contact.
Alcohol 13.4 % | TA 0.62 g/100ml | pH 3.76
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$360.00 per Case

Vineyard Designation

Desert Wind

Wine Profile

Vintage 2016
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal 100% Malbec
Appellation Columbia Valley
Size 750 ml