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2014 DRNK Malbec "Wildwood Vineyards"

Winery: DRNK

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Wildwood Vineyards"

Wine Category: Malbec

Grape blend: 85% Malbec & 15% Merlot

Region: Sonoma Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 130

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: March 26, 2017

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Malbec from the Sonoma Valley is very good. While a little tight now, the Panel thinks this quaffer has some nice long term potential. It opens with a pleasant blueberry bouquet with hints of red cherry and flinty gun powder. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, juicy, smooth and balanced. The flavor profile is a mild mineral infused plum with notes of oak and a touch of cherry and blueberry towards the end. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins drift away nicely. The Panel suggested pairing this Malbec with lamb with a side of mint sauce. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Dark blackberry jam purple-red color. Aromas of spice and floral notes give way to cassis, blueberry, and caramelized sourdough crust. A well balanced structure and acidity, with a medium-heavy mouthfeel and well defined dusty tannins. Red-berry fruit and graphite is at the core of a long lingering finish. Enjoy now through 2024.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell DRNK 2014 Malbec.

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