We farm a single block of Malbec on a southern facing hillside at Heart Hill Vineyard where warm afternoons & cooling breezes allow it to develop slowly & beautifully. In select years the qualities are so fantastic that we bottle a small amount under a Reserve label. The sheer color and saturation of this wine always amazes our winemaking team, and the 2016 vintage was no exception. The expansive nature of this wine allows us to age it in over 50% new French oak barrels for 23 months, resulting in a breathtaking and complex Malbec.
heart hill vineyard
84% Malbec, 14% cabernet sauvignon, 2% merlot
93 points, Rich Cook
"From the estate vineyard known for its heart-shaped knoll of oak trees in the middle, located in the southeastern corner of Willow Creek District. A bold Malbec, with a deep nose of black cherry, savory spice and moderate oak toast. Decant this one long near term or age 15 years for a start. Go for a big beefy dish - braised short ribs comes to mind... Contains 14% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Merlot."