2014 DRNK Malbec "Wildwood Vineyards"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Wildwood Vineyards"
Wine Category: Malbec
Grape blend: 85% Malbec & 15% Merlot
Region: Sonoma Valley
State or country: CA
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
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