2019 was our third vintage of wines and our second year making Malbec. The fruit was hand-harvested, cluster-sorted, destemmed, and berry sorted before fermentation. It was inoculated and fermented nearly dry before being gently pressed, settled, and racked to barrel.
The wine matured 20 months in barrel, where oak components began to integrate into the wine and micro-oxygenation stabilized tannin and color complexes.
We filtered and bottled the wine in July 2021, and decided to bottle age the wine for another year. The wait is over and this wine is now perfect for drinking!
We released this with the Oregon Wine Experience 2023 when it won the BEST OF CLASS in the state of Oregon for Malbec!