2016 Priest Ranch Malbec
only 21 cases produced
Product on Backorder
The Block 81 Malbec is a dark-colored, medium-bodied wine with well-rounded tannins. This wine starts with spicy notes of vanilla and black pepper, before hints of dark berries, plum and figs fill your palate. Notes of coffee and molasses can also be detected on the flavorful finish.
The historic Priest Ranch is now part of the Somerston Estate, a significant property totaling 1,615 acres, with 222 acres planted to hillside vineyards. Dramatic elevations of the vineyards define and distinguish the estate, ranging from 800 ft to 2,400 ft above sea level. In 2015, the grapes for this wine were chosen from hillside Block 81.