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2019 Priest Ranch Malbec

2019 Priest Ranch Malbec

Block 81

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$75.00
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SKU: PR19MB75

WINEMAKING
Our 2019 Malbec | Block 81 was handpicked, sorted, and fermented naturally, then aged for 24 months in 40% new French oak barrels and 60% once-used French oak barrels.

HARVEST NOTES

The beginning of the 2019 growing season was defined by copious rainfall and late soil moisture, followed by a warm summer. We saw very few extreme heat events, with foggy mornings setting the stage for vibrant and expressive wines. The long, relatively mild finish to the season helped to preserve freshness and finesse in the fruit with sufficient hang time teasing out a great color, structure, and soft tannins. 

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Malbec
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Somerston Estate
Alcohol %
15.3
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our 2019 Block 81 Malbec is complex with deep aromas of dried dates, bing cherries, and a pop of quince. On the palate, this approachable, bouncy wine has flavors of raspberry, mocha, and a zippy finish of black pepper and molasses.
Vineyard Notes
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 2019, the grapes for this wine were chosen from hillside Block 81.
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