A stunning Malbec grown in the sandy clay-loam soils of the Estrella River floodplains. Deep purple hues show ruby-garnet at the edges. Aromas of warm dark cherry are interwoven with marionberry, mint, savory herbs and forest floor. The palate predominates with flavors of raspberry and cherry, accented by violets, cured meats and wet stone minerality. A clean start explodes and expands in the mouth with deep fruit and medium tannins, leading to an elegant, agile finish. Aged for 22 months in 33 percent new French-American oak hybrid barrels. Ultra-limited, only 142 cases produced.
Vintage Notes: Early spring rains and cooler temperatures set the initial tone for the 2020 growing season in Paso Robles. The flowering period was steady and conditions remained moderate well into summer. A pair of later-summer heat waves accelerated the pace into harvest and brought full flavor development with balanced ripeness.