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Saracina

2011 Malbec
Mendocino County

2011 Malbec
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Malbec
Appellation
Mendocino County
Vineyard Designation
Skid Row Vineyard
Acid
0.63gm/100 ml
pH
3.84
Bottling Date
June 21, 2013
Alcohol %
13.8
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$34.00
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SKU: 2011MB
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Malbec
Appellation
Mendocino County
Vineyard Designation
Skid Row Vineyard
Acid
0.63gm/100 ml
pH
3.84
Bottling Date
June 21, 2013
Alcohol %
13.8
Wine Profile
Ratings
97 points/five stars, Beverage Dynamics.
Vineyard Notes
Planted in 1999 and farmed organically from the outset, Skid Row Vineyard is the westernmost block on the Saracina Ranch, marked by black clay and gravelly soils at the base of the foothills. The plant material is the original Bordeaux clone 4. It is significant not for what it produces, but for what it doesn’t. It is the lowest- yielding commercial Malbec clone available, and on our property typical yields are one and a half tons per acre. It produces concentrated fruit without the need to pick at ultra-high sugars.The vineyard was named “Skid Row” for the tracks carved into the surrounding hillsides in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by donkeys dragging logs down to the vineyard site, where they were collected to burn hops in the making of beer.
Production Notes
The year 2011 was one of the latest harvests on record. A long, cool season did allow for even ripening, although it was painfully slow. Fortunately, our Malbec crop was so light we were able to achieve optimal ripeness with fully mature tannins. We picked on October 17 at an average brix of 23.8.
Winemaker Notes
Black garnet colored, the nose on this wine reveals notes of blueberry, plum, tobacco and tamari. The palate is layered and sappy, with moderate, supple tannins. The wine finishes elegantly, a deep, well balanced Malbec crafted for immediate enjoyment but structured enough to ensure mid-term ageability. Some call Malbec the “new Merlot,” and our soft, sunny California-style Skid Row Malbec fits the bill.

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