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2020 Clarksburg Malbec
2020 Clarksburg Malbec

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Our Price: $25.00

Product Code: C20MB

We took our favorite three barrels of Malbec and bottled just 73 cases of this wine just for our 2021 summer release! This wine is everything you love about Malbec delivered in a light, fresh package, creating a familiar yet unique experience for this rare grape to find in California. Our Malbec has flavors of Santa Rosa plum, blackberry, coffee, and hints of dark chocolate, finished off with the lightest of tannins and loads of fresh, food-friendly acidity. This is a truly versatile red wine that pairs with anything from pizza to ribs, or burgers, steak, and BBQ chicken.

Clarksburg AVA
The Clarksburg viticultural area lies just south of Sacramento alongside the Sacramento river which acts as a night time temperature regulator in this hot daytime region. The sandy, alluvial soils of the region and cooling river influence have many likening it to the Loire region of France, making it a perfect area to grow Chenin Blanc (which we also produce from this same vineyard). However, we also found many similar characteristics in the temperature and soils to the lower regions of Mendoza in Argentina, so we were stoked to pick up this vineyard and make a (rare) California 100% Malbec.

We destemmed this Malbec, 100% whole berry and fermented it in very large S-bin open-air fermenters. The native ferment immediately took off the first night and the wine was completely dry and pressed off less than one week from picking. The short time on the skins yielded a very aromatic and light bodied wine, which we pressed into old French Oak barrels for 9 months aging before we bottled unfined and unfiltered.