' Matchbook Wines - 2013 Sawbuck Malbec

2013 Sawbuck Malbec

91 Points and Gold Medal winner at the 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition!
$10.00 per Bottle
$120.00 per Case

Tasting Notes

Sawbuck Malbec has beautiful aromas of raspberry, boysenberry and brown sugar. Concentrated flavors of black cherry, mocha and smoky vanilla are supported by soft dusty tannins and a hint of rustic blueberry cobbler. Well balanced and elegant, this wine is a unique alternative to cabernet sauvignon or merlot. Pair this easy drinking wine with hearty Italian dishes, spicy paella, grilled meats or mushroom risotto.

Winemaker Notes

The malbec grown at our Matchbook Vineyard was harvested late September. 15% of the juice was bled off after crushing to concentrate flavors before fermenting with ES488 and native yeast. We pressed off the skins at dryness and barrel aged the wine for 18 months in French and American oak barrels. We added 15% Petit Verdot, 4% Syrah and 2% Graciano to improve mouthfeel and increase depth.

Other Notes

Blend: 79% Malbec, 15% Petit Verdot, 4% Syrah, 2% Graciano
Vintage 2013
Wine Style Medium Red Wine
Varietal Malbec
Appellation Yolo County
Acid .69
PH 3.8
Alcohol % 13.9