2015 Carlson Creek Vineyards Malbec
Carlson Creek Vineyards
August 11 & 20, 2015
Aged 4+ months in 33% new French oak and 10 additional months in neutral oak.
Destemmed but not crushed to an open-top, 3/4-ton bins. Cold-soaked 24 hours, then fermented with specially selected yeasts. Hand-punched 3-4 times daily and pressed at dryness after 10 days' skin contact. Induced malolactic fermentation.
Carlson Creek Vineyard, Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 ft. elevation. Rolling View Vineyard, Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 ft. elevation
Settled 4 days before barreling. Thrice racked. Filtered, but un-fined.
Winemaker: Joe Bechard