Bundle of Joy
3-Pack Sampler includes:
- ONE BOTTLE 2011 Old Vine Malbec 100% Malbec
- ONE BOTTLE 2011 Fingerpirnt Series Red Blend MB3 - 55% Malbec, 35% Syrah & 10% Petit Verdot
- ONE BOTTLE 2013 Fingerprint Series VRM White Blend - 50/50 Viognier & Marsanne
Old Vine Malbec 100% Malbec $75.00
Standing in this vineyard first planted nearly 100 years ago, watching the horses till the soil just as they have for a century, it’s easy to understand this Malbec’s magnificent terroir expression. Intense, fresh red and black fruits combine with linear minerality, bright acidity and silky tannins to produce a powerful, elegant and sultry seduction in a glass.
What was the winemaking process for the Old Vine Malbec? The Old Vine Malbec was hand-harvested into small plastic bins, and then hand-sorted, and destemmed into one-ton open-top stainless steel fermenting tanks. Cold soak maceration was not warranted, nor any acid corrections, or sulfite additions. The only additions added during the fermentation process were DAP and F33 yeast. Caps were manually punched-down every three hours for a week, then down to three times a day for four days. Skins were pressed off in a pneumatic press to 1 bar. First press fraction was added to main wine, and the rest was discarded. The wine was monitored for two days during gross lees settlement, and then racked to 100% new French oak barrels. The wine stayed on the lees for 20 months and bottled without fining or filtering.
Fingerprint Series Red Blend MB3 - 55% Malbec, 35% Syrah & 10% PetCutit Verdot $45.00
Ideally situated from 3,600 ft. above sea level in the Uco Valley, Mendoza, Sobremesa Vineyard is bathed in warm sunlight and touched by cool breezes blowing from the top reaches of the imposing Andes Mountains. Only a fraction of the highest quality grapes are carefully selected to impart the freshness of the higher altitudes. Harmoniously integrated immediately after fermentation, this commanding blend boasts great power, multi-layered complexity and length.
Fingerprint Series White Blend - 50/50 Viognier & Marsanne $35.00
This should really be called “Ambrosia” for it is the liqueur of the Gods. 100% Hedonistic blend of 50/50 Viognier & Marsanne. Doused with the perfume of white flowers, candied ginger, juicy casaba melon, toasted vanilla, and citrus. Surreal in texture with a Phantom of the Opera like coaxing of your senses. Rolling, seeping, and marinating your palate as if cloaked in a golden robe of ripe Anjou pears, candied pineapple, lemon custard, and vanilla meringue. This is a Hollywood type marriage between a robust lovely from Condrieu and the sexy agent in Marsanne. She’s a Honeysuckle blonde, tart like lemonade huge soft flavors in the mouth. He’s thick, almost unctuous with a hint of tanning oil – bronzed if you will.