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Disruption Wine, 2012 Latta Malbec Northridge Vineyard

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"A wine that showed beautifully from barrel, and didnâÄôt disappoint from bottle, the 2012 Malbec Northridge Vineyard (100% Malbec) comes from gravelly, loam soils and saw a 40-day maceration followed by aging in 40% new French oak. This big, hedonistic, layered beauty offers up tons of jammy black raspberry, plum, crushed violets and licorice to go with full-bodied richness and depth, a seamless texture and a terrific finish. It will be better in another year or two and keep for a decade."
–Jun-15
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Disruption Wine, 2012 Latta Malbec Northridge Vineyard

91
"This wine is redolent with aromas of blackberry, leather and spice. It's full bodied, with sweet fruit flavors that show richness, depth and purity, finishing warm."
–Dec-15

Disruption Wine, 2012 Latta Malbec Northridge Vineyard

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2012 Latta Malbec Northridge Vineyard
Disruption Wine

Northridge Vineyard was planted in 2003 in the Wahluke Slope AVA of Washington State. This exceptional site is a warm plateau composed of ancient soil and gravel is located in the foothills of the Saddle Mountain range at the upper reaches of the AVA boundary. The vineyard resides on a gentle south facing slope with a north/south vine row orientation. The topsoil here is less than a foot deep giving way to a gravelly mix of basalt and caliche. The elevation, ~1200 ft., and slope of the site allows this warm high desert plateau to cool off dramatically in the evening, producing swings of 40- 50 degrees in the summer, allowing the Malbec to ripen perfectly without losing its balanced acidity.

The Malbec produced here amid the struggle of a warm site with gravelly soils rich in iron and calcium, starts as supremely concentrated fruit. Yields were kept at a mere 2.3 tons/acre, fermented native with maceration nearing 37 days. The wine then went to barrel for 22 months in 40% new french oak.

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