GLHF Vineyard, Temecula Valley
Light shimmering ruby red in color. The aroma of dusty black cherry takes center stage, accented by violets and a woodsy toast from new French oak barrels. A bit of fresh cracked black pepper and well-worn leather round out the nose. Fresh cherries and spice dominate the palate with a round, glossy mouth feel. Tannin on the finish lengthens the wine and adds seriousness. This Malbec is crafted in a very French style â€“ light and nuanced with medium body and terrific acidity. It would pair nicely with dark poultry such as duck or ostrich and can also complement lamb or pork loin. Mild, nutty cheeses would also work well.