' Laird Family Estate - 2016 Flat Rock Ranch Malbec

2016 Flat Rock Ranch Malbec

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$65.00 per Bottle
 

Description

Our Flat Rock vineyard is located near the north corner of Yountville Cross Road meets Silverado Trail, on State Lane. This prized, complex fruit from the Yountville Appellation is a result of unique geological and meteorological conditions. Volcanic soils similar to the adjacent Stags Leap District, but also displays ancient coastal deposits, and sedimentary and alluvial soils that provide beneficial stress for our vines. Marine air currents from San Pablo Bay to the South are caught when they reach the “Yountville Mounts,” providing a natural cooling effect that balances warm, sunny days that ripen the rich tannins of our 100% Malbec to elegant distinctions.

Tasting Notes

The imperishable inky hue of this Malbec is truly amazing, deep and abundant. The nose develops into multiple layers of black cherry cola, candied ginger, and blueberry cobbler. The incredible mouth feel will linger on your tongue and is complimented by notes to sweet pipe tobacco, molasses and blackberry compote. A difficult varietal to find from the Yountville AVA, this is special wine can be enjoyed at your next wine club dinner party or if you want to impress your most experienced wine friend. Drink now through 2028

Pairings

Pairs well with lean grilled red meat such as a prime aged filet mignon.
Vintage 2016
Wine Style Bold Red Wine
Varietal Malbec
Varietal Composition 100% Malbec
Appellation Yountville
Barrel Aging 21 months 40% new French oak
Alcohol % 14.8
Size 750 ml