Ripe, red fruit and a touch of dirt draw you in. The fruit starts to pop a bit more on the palate - with spice and subtle oak bringing something fun to the party. Soft tannins help to round things out on the back end and will leave you wondering where the rest of the bottle went.
Though a fair bit of it is grown around here, you just don't see many Malbecs from Lodi. Different from what they can do further south (if you're not a fan of what's coming out of Argentina...get with it already), this Malbec is made for grilled (or smoked) red meat. The wine was aged for nearly 20-months in French and American oak barrels. The final alcohol content is 14.4% by volume and a total of 116 cases were produced.