2011 Malbec - Verhey Vineyard : Yakima Valley
This gem of a vineyard is devoted to producing exceptional Malbec in the Yakima Valley. Located in Union Gap with southwest facing slopes, it's still a late October harvest location that yields intense color and flavors. The bouquet assimilated with the first sip immediately reveals the varietal. Concentrated dark berries with essence of blueberry abound with herbal notes of eucalyptus and rosemary making this a wonderful food wine. We think it's made for a savory lamb shank or venison...or even Carol's pot roast layered with garlic.
Bottled on 7/21/13; Only 62 cases were produced; Alcohol: 13.38%; pH 3.53, TA 6.00 g/L.
100% Malbec ((Verhey Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged for 22 months in seasoned French and European oak by Saury, and with French oak infusion additions by Canton Cooperage at 1 lb/barrel.