"This red is suave and rich, with seductive smokiness to the red berry, sandalwood, chestnut and plum tart flavors. Beefy overtones add to the complexity, revealing white pepper notes midpalate. The refined finish lengthens out, showing accents of fresh-ground coffee and white chocolate. Drink now through 2022. 157 cases imported." –Oct-16
James Suckling Viña Cobos, 2013 Bramare Malbec Rebon Vineyard
"The purity of fruit on the nose is amazing with blueberry, blackberry and raspberry character. Full body, and reserved with a fascinating walnut and dried flower character on the palate. Drink or hold."
"A fully ripe bouquet brushes up against raisin notes but pulls back. This feels juicy and full of life. Flavors of toasty, spicy plum and cassis roll onto a rugged, slightly hot finish with chocolaty spice and lasting berry intensity. Drink through 2021." –Oct-16
Fermented with selected and native yeasts in 8 ton closed-top stainless steel tanks.
4 days cold soak; 29 days total maceration.
Native malolactic fermentation in barrel; 3 months to completion. 17 months, 58% new French oak barrels and 6% new American oak barrels, 36% second use.