Tasting Notes: An attractive bouquet of strawberries and black pepper mingle with flavors of tart red currants, leather and spice that lead to a dry, savory finish.
Pairing Suggestions: Gorgonzola or bleu cheese, roasted mushrooms, duck, lamb, venison, braised beef short ribs.
Vintage Year: A long growing season with warm temperatures, normal rainfall and mild winter temperatures.
Winemaking methods: Handpicked grapes, 100% stainless steel fermentation, malolactic fermentation, oak aged, fined, cold stabilized and filtered.
Blend: 100% Malbec
Bottling Date: 1/31/2018
Cases Produced: 456
Appellation: Lake Michigan Shore
Harvest Date: 10/14/2016
Harvest Brix: 21.5
Residual Sugar: 0%
Alcohol at Bottling: 12.1%
Oak Usage: One year in 33% new, 28% 1-year old, 14% 2-year old and 25% neutral French oak barrels