2014 Chalk Hill Malbec, Chalk Hill AVA
2014 was a prime year, giving us wines of both finesse and concentration. We brought in a bountiful crop of very tasty fruit. Of all the Bordeaux varieties, Malbec is surely the most generous and hedonistic. Our 2014 Estate Malbec is strikingly deep purple in color with intense aromas of black cherry and smoky cedar. Its flavors are equally bold with concentrated notes of black cherry, graphite, vanilla, pepper and a gamey character on the finish. This wine presents a complex, balanced, and full texture making it a truly bold and delectable wine that will age well over the next 6-8 years.
September 22, 2014
21 months; 100% French oak, 64% new
cultured yeast fermentation in stainless steel 100% malolactic fermentation with bâtonnage
August 2, 2016
Our 2014 Malbec came from two blocks at our 56-acre Estate West vineyard located on a contiguous piece of property just across Chalk Hill Road from the winery. These west-facing sites feature clay, rock and loam soils that are perfect for Malbec.