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2019 Reserve Malbec

A blending powerhouse comes into the spotlight

$50


Retail

$40


Wine Society

About the Wine

The malbec grape hails from Cahors in southwestern France, just south of Bordeaux, where it is known as Côt. It had also been used as a blending component in Bordeaux wines for many years before achieving its “rock star” status in Argentina. We normally make a small amount of Malbec wine each vintage to potentially blend into ISOSCELES Reserve and other wines; however, starting in 2012, we made a small lot specifically for this limited release of Reserve Malbec. We hope you enjoy yet another great vintage of this wine with the 2019 Reserve Malbec.

Tasting Notes

Body

LightMediumFull

Appearance

Bright with a dark purple/ruby core, with a lighter purplish rim and slow moderately stained tears on the glass.

Aroma

Ripe black fruit of cherry and plum with some red fruit accents, with oak, vanilla, dark cocoa, and red licorice with dusty herbal and subtle camphor notes.

Palate

Dry, moderate to full-bodied, with a ripe black fruit mix of cherry, plum and berry, with oak and vanilla on entry and savory herbs and dark chocolate on the midpalate. The finish is moderately long and clean with grippy, fine tannins, sustained fruit, oak, cedar, barrel spice, and a hint of camphor.

Key Features

Appellation

Paso Robles

Fermentation

Stainless steel closed-top tanks with UV43 yeast and twice-daily pump-overs

Maturation

Barrel-aged for 21 months in 40% new French oak

Alcohol

15.0%

SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS

Cheese and Charcuterie

The 2019 Reserve Malbec is an excellent food pairing wine and is great with wood-fired pizzas, burgers, or a nice picnic of salami with Dry Jack or Manchego cheese.

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