Lot 428 | 2021 Sonoma County Malbec 750ml

Lot 428 | 2021 Sonoma County Malbec 750ml


$50/bottle under the original label

Lot 428 is a small lot of barrels that was destined for a $600/case Sonoma County tasting room-only Meritage program - a price point they consider "value" priced, but when the source winery shifted gears, we got the call and now we’re able to offer it to this list for a true value price.

You know that dark, brooding, color augmenting style of Malbec that’s all too common? This bad boy is not that. This wine is what we like to call, suave; perfectly structured and balanced. It's a domestic Sonoma County Malbec with all the leanings towards a refined and concentrated Reserva-level Argentinian expression.
 
Throw in the fact that it’s of the finest access and sourcing - it comes to us directly from the barrels of the source winery with their higher end bottlings fetching triple digits - and folks, you’ve got yourselves an absolute steal.
 
A small lot of barrels were destined for a $50/bottle ($600/case) Sonoma County tasting room-only Meritage program - a price point they consider "value" priced, but when the source winery shifted gears, we got the call and now we’re able to offer it to this list for a true value price of $18/bottle.
 
Lot 428 is a blend of 90% Malbec and 10% Cabernet. 100% estate fruit: 66% from Knights Valley and 34% from Alexander Valley that sees 100% French oak, with 35% new wood for 15 months.
 
Immediate in the glass with a strong sense of place; black currant, red fruits, new leather, black licorice, and chocolate are accented by cigar box on the nose. Dry on entry with medium acidity and firm grippy tannins further accentuating red-to-black fruit with further leather and chocolate. The finish is medium length with uplifted spice and resonant crushed florals. This is steak Malbec folks. 
 
A flash in the pan with only 150 cases to go around. You don't want to miss out on this opportunity.

90% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
66% Knights Valley, 34% Alexander Valley
100% French oak
14.1% abv

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