Basel Cellars Malbec



Our 2015 Malbec was crafted from stellar fruit from Double
Canyon Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills. Cropped at one
cluster per shoot with 4’ x 6’ spacing, this unique site delivered
rich and intense fruit at picking time. Fewer clusters per vine
along with more vines per acre give this vineyard the best
of both worlds. By harvesting early in the crisp morning, we
were ensured bright and vibrant fruit in the cellar. Slow, opentop fermentation, in small batches, gave this wine plenty of
personality and primary fermentation was finished in neutral
French oak. I allowed 40% new oak during the twenty month
maturation period, letting the fruit shine, and selected only the
most expressive barrels prior to bottling the final Malbec blend.
This wine shows a deep, inky color and the expressive nose is
revealing vivid aromas of violets and brambly fruits. Prominent
notes of lavender, sweet tobacco and subtle oak is ever present
on the bouquet. The mouth feel is “fleshy”, and round, with
dark berry fruits creating intensity in the mid – palate. It is well
supported by lively acidity and fair tannin, ensuring plenty of
structure and balance in this wine. It can certainly be enjoyed
by itself but will make your experience even more special when
paired with a lamb burger and blue cheese, roast beef tenderloin
or veal chops with roasted garlic. Cheers! 

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Weight 2.65 lbs
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