Odonata Wines 2016 Malbec
Vineyard: This vineyard is amazing; there are 100 head of cattle raised on the ranch. They grow the alfalfa themselves to feed these beasts. High quadrilateral shaded canopy. Very uniform regimented farming is executed here for consistent low yielding high quality wine.
Winemaking: At harvest 23.7 Brix 3.9ph
Punched down gently throughout the cold soak, fermentation, and extended maceration totaling 14 days.Pressed directly to barrel Lees-stirring every week or the first 2 months of aging. Aged 15 months in 15% French Oak, 20% Hungarian oak Barrels
Finished wine: 12.5% alc
265 cases produced un-filtered un-fined
Notes: Very pretty fruit driven nose with subtle spice. The mouth has soft tannins, pretty blue purple fruit. Lengthy silky finish that just keeps going.
Pairing: Enjoy this wine with a grilled ribeye or any food for that matter.