Malbec
FORGERON SOCIÉTÉ

2014 Malbec

COLUMBIA VALLEY

In 2014, dry conditions and warmer than average temperatures during the growing season resulted in a very early harvest at Forgeron Cellars. This harvest was quite compressed, and the red grapes were deeply colored and full flavored. We picked our fully ripe StoneTree Malbec mid-September and Minnick Hills Malbec mid-October.

$35 ($29.75)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 14.7 % by volume
  • Aged 18 months
  • pH 3.78
  • TA 0.45
  • Barrel Program 22% new French oak, 12% new American oak; 66% Neutral
  • Bottled Date May 2016
  • Released Date November 2017
  • Production 208 cases

In the vineyard

Malbec is a great fit for Eastern Washington’s dry and hot climate, particularly in the hottest AVA - the Wahluke Slope where StoneTree Vineyard is located. Here it can fully express its potential with supple and ripe tannins combined with ample fruit aromas. We like to blend a bit of Minnick Hills Malbec from the Walla Walla Valley which ripens later and adds a great note of freshness to the wine. We age our Malbec in oak - like the higher-end Malbecs of the world - which creates a refined, balanced, and more complex profile.

Appellation Columbia Valley
Vineyard Minnick Hills Vineyard, StoneTree Vineyard

In the cellar

We age our Malbec in oak - like the higher-end Malbecs of the world - which creates a refined, balanced, and more complex profile.

Varietal 100% MALBEC

In the glass

Medium-bodied, bold, spicy, rich and balanced with polished tannins.

 

NOSE: smoky, lilac, white pepper, mocha, dark cherry

 

MOUTH: savory, mouth-watering hints of red currant, pomegranate

 

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: baked ziti with Italian sausage, spaghetti Bolognese, skirt steak with chimichurri sauce

Vintage

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