2016 Santa Clara Valley Reserve Malbec // Set of 3
Malbec is a traditional Bordeaux varietal originally planted in the premier French growing region. The Reserve Malbec has always been a top performer for quality and is one of the most desired and sought after wines in the Clos LaChance portfolio. They create an approachable and elegant style of Malbec that is crafted for everyday indulgence. The wine is ready to drink now and can also be laid down for several years to come.
The 2016 growing season was a welcome relief for wine producers, as 2015 was one of the most difficult and lowest yield vintages to date. In the final year of a long drought, 2016 brought on an early bud break giving rise to a quick and fast start to the season. It was truly one of the best growing seasons in decades and yielded some of the highest quality grapes ever seen on the estate.
The Reserve Malbec off of the Clos LaChance Estate sits on the only true south hillside, different from any other varietals on the Estate. The soils in this area of the vineyard are shallow and rocky allowing for great drainage but harsh conditions for the root structure. This yields lower quantities of grapes but much higher quality and a more complex tannin structure in the skins. The grapes are handpicked and hand sorted prior to a 72 hour cold soak at 40 degrees F. During fermentation, the wine is pumped over 4 times per day during peak fermentation to maximize extraction. Post fermentation, the wine is held on skins for 48 hours to extend maceration and provide even more color and tannin extraction. The wine is then aged on 35% New French Oak and the remainder is aged on neutral French oak.
- OriginUnited States
— 2016 Santa Clara Valley Reserve Malbec - Set Of 3 (750mL Bottle/Each)
— Aroma: Licorice, Dried Fig, Sweet Tobacco
— Flavor: Cola, Baker’s Chocolate, Fig
— Structure: Medium Tannin, Medium Acid, Full Body
— Vineyard: 100% Estate Vineyards
— Blend: 100% Malbec
— Harvest Date: 10/1/16 – 10/3/16
— Average Brix At Harvest: 25.5
— pH: 3.70
— TA: 0.60
— Bottling Date: 6/5/18
— Certified Sustainable
— Vegan Friendly
— Varietals: Malbec
— Vineyards: Estate Vineyard
— Appellation: Santa Clara Valley
— Winemaker: Jason Robideaux
— Cases: 500
— Alcohol: 14.2%
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