LIMITED PRODUCTION WINES

2011 Malbec

STONETREE VINEYARD
WAHLUKE SLOPE

Our first StoneTree Vineyard-designated Malbec is an incredible balance of rich, dark flavors with ripe black fruit and delicious spiced oak. A limited production of only 95 cases, our 2011 StoneTree Malbec beckons you to a romantic, candle-lit evening fireside!

$35 ($29.75)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 14.3% % by volume
  • Aged 8 months
  • pH 3.74
  • TA .41 g/100mL
  • Barrel Program 50% new French oak, 50% neutral American oak
  • Bottled Date March 2013
  • Released Date November 2014
  • Production 95 cases

In the vineyard

Despite delayed ripening due to an unusally cool 2011 Spring and Summer, late Fall was nearly optimal. Warm, dry days allowed prolonged hang time, producing a balanced, elegant Malbec with lower alcohol and higher acidity.

 

Appellation Wahluke Slope
Vineyard StoneTree Vineyard

In the cellar

Despite delayed ripening due to an unusually cool 2011 Spring and Summer, late Fall was nearly optimal. Warm, dry days allowed prolonged hang time, producing a balanced, elegant Malbec with lower alcohol and higher acidity.

Varietal 100% MALBEC

In the glass

Well-balanced with integrated acids, fine tannins, and a long smoky finish.

 

NOSE: dark cherry compote, blackberries, hints of semi-sweet chocolate

 

MOUTH: braised plums, black pepper, boysenberries, hints of cocoa, cassis, dark spices

 

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: beef medallions with shallot-Malbec sauce, Malbec-braised short ribs with sage-scented jus, grilled leg of lamb with rosemary salt or grilled drumsticks with Asian barbecue sauce

 

Vintage

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