2018 Estate Malbec

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2018 Estate Malbec
2018 Estate Malbec

The 2018 Estate Malbec hails from McClellan estate vineyard, at the base of the Seven Hills. Chewy tannins frame notes of blackberries, cassis, a hint of mulberry, and a touch of oak on a wine we expect to age gracefully for many years. We recently enjoyed tasting the 2008 vintage of this wine, which was still holding onto its fruit beautifully. While you certainly don’t need to hold onto this wine that long, it should reward a little time in the cellar if you have the patience.

Tasting notes

Berry-drived, chewy tannins frame notes of blackberries, cassis, a hint of mulberry, and a touch of oak on a wine we expect to age gracefully for many years.

Production notes

All Watermill wines are hand-picked late in seasons for maximum ripeness. They are then gently pressed in small volumes and undergo inoculated fermentation in 1 to 1.5 ton small lot fermenters. The wine sits on the skins for more than two weeks where it undergoes additional maceration through punch downs and pump overs for color and tannin integration before being transferred to barrel. All reds age for between 12 and 16 months in a combination of new and neutral medium toast French, American, and Hungarian oak before bottling.

Vintage2018
VarietalMalbec
Varietal Composition100% Malbec
AppellationWalla Walla Valley
VineyardMcClellan Estate Vineyard
Aging24% New Hungarian and American oak
Alcohol14.50%
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced185
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