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Single Vineyard Lone Pine Vineyard Malbec 2016

The 2016 vintage had a light crop and warm dry growing season which led to ripe berry and jam flavors for our Malbec. Picked on October 3rd, the fruit was crushed into stainless steel tanks for fermentation. After 3 weeks, the young wine was then pressed off the skins and settled before being placed in small French oak barrels. After 26 months of aging the best-tasting barrels were separated from the lot and assembled to be bottled as our limited release Lone Pine Estate Vineyard designate.

Winemakers Notes

The Lone Pine Vineyard is an Estate ranch that we have been growing Cabernet Sauvignon on since 1995. It is located in the southern Sonoma Valley at the southeastern base of Sonoma Mountain. Its distinctive sandy-loam soil produces excellent big-bodied red wines with wonderful intensity of fruit. It is named for the large pine tree that grows in the middle of the vineyard; a remnant of the original 1912 farmhouse that was located there.

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  • Composition: 100% Malbec
  • Aging: French Oak barrels for 26 months
  • Acidity: 6.0
  • pH: 3.76
  • Alcohol: 14.8%