Geyser Peak Winery River Bench Malbec Alexander Valley 2008
A combination of hand punch-downs and traditional pump-overs during vintage produced a wine of substantial structure. The wine was aged for 18 months in 100% French oak barrels to provide structure and context to this Bordelaise varietal. Malbec is delightful as a multilayered sipping wine, served with braised or roasted meats and vegetables or as an accompaniment to fine cheeses.
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The 2008 vintage produced grapes with remarkable color intensity and this wine displays a bluish-purple hue in the glass. Malbec is an exotic varietal that shows fig, violet, and bittersweet chocolate on the nose and a potent mix of blueberry compote and pomegranate fruit tinged with spicy licorice on the palate. The fruit, oak, and tannins combine to form a layered wine with exceptional depth of flavor and a driven finish. Further bottle maturation will result in additional marrying of the components.
Aged 18 months.
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