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2011 Firestone Vineyard Malbec, Santa Ynez Valley

Concentrated flavors of pomegranate and plum are balanced by a kiss of vanilla from its time in barrel.

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SKU: 004707
Winemaker Notes
Malbec is a thick-skinned grape variety that thrives in warm, sunny conditions like we enjoy at our estate in the Santa Ynez Valley. True to its varietal characteristics, aromas of cocoa, black pepper and subtle bits of sweet pipe tobacco introduce our 2011. Concentrated flavors of pomegranate and plum are balanced by a kiss of vanilla from its time in barrel. Pair with dark poultry such as ostrich or duck, buffalo or lamb.
Other Notes
75% Malbec
15% Merlot
6% Cabernet Sauvignon
4% Petit Verdot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Malbec
Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
Acid
5.9 g/L
pH
3.90
Aging
22 months
French, Hungarian and American oak
41% new
Bottling Date
January 28, 2014
Alcohol %
14.20%
Production Notes
Average rainfall coupled with a windy spring set the stage for a long, cool summer. True summer heat didn’t arrive until late August, but lasted through early October. Moderate vine vigor led to below-average fruit yields allowing for the development of highly concentrated flavors.
Production
331 cases produced
2011 Firestone Vineyard Malbec, Santa Ynez Valley