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2018 Carlson Creek Vineyard Malbec

2018 Carlson Creek Vineyard Malbec
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SKU: 2018CarlsonCreekVineyardMalbec
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Malbec
Appellation
Willcox
Vineyard Designation
Carlson Creek Vineyard and Golden Rule Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 15
Acid
TA: 5.7 g/L
pH
3.84
Aging
Aged 5 months in 33% new Hungarian (Vallaurine Cooperage) and 67% neutral oak barrels. Aged another 13 months in 100% neutral oak barrels. Thrice racked. Filtered, but unfined.
Alcohol %
14.4
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This Malbec has become a regular feature in our cellar and we feel like we’re getting to know it pretty well by now. Like many of the red varietals at Carlson Creek Vineyard, the aromatics of this wine are extremely intense and elevated. But unlike many expressions of Malbec, this wine is always a little brighter and more red-fruit driven. With its added layers of violet, lavender, cassis, green spice and red plum, it makes a pretty and complex wine. AZ Malbec has been turning a lot of heads and this is a definite star from this exciting vineyard! Only three barrels produced.
Vineyard Notes
Willcox AVA – Cochise County - 95% Malbec from Carlson Creek Vineyard. Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 ft. elevation. Harvested Sept. 15th - 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from Sierra Bonita Vineyard. Graham County, AZ. 4,400 ft. elevation. Harvested Sept. 31st. Sugar at harvest: 24.9 Brix.
Production Notes
Destemmed but not crushed to open-top, ¾-ton bins. Lot was left ~8% Whole-cluster. Inoculated with specially selected yeasts (BDX, VRB & UV43). Hand punched 3-4 times daily. Inoculated with Malolactic bacteria (Omega) around 6 Brix. Pressed at dryness after 10 days skin contact. Settled 3 days before barreling.
Production
74 cases
Other Notes
Drink now or cellar 5+ years
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