2018 Estate Malbec
Vineyard Coquelicot Organic Estate Vineyard, CCOF Certified Organic
AVA Los Olivos District
Soil Series Positas fine sandy loam
Harvested Hand harvested September 29, October 6, 17, 2017
Brix 21.2 avg
pH 3.41 avg
Yeast Native Yeast
Élevage 20 months neutral French oak, unfiltered
Bottled July 2019
Released November 2019
Production 280 cases
Fermentation The grapes were destemmed into two ton open top fermenters without sulfur. Native primary fermentation began within four days. The wine was pumped over twice daily for first week then decreased to once daily. Upon completion of primary fermentation (14 days) the wine was pressed to tank then racked to barrel after settling overnight. Aged in neutral French oak 20 months in neutral French oak. Bottled unfiltered.
Tasting Note Aromas of cherry and blackberry. On the palate the red plum and berry with a mouthwatering soft tannin structure. Great midpalate followed by a lengthy finish.