LATTA MALBEC NORTHRIDGE 2013
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Latta Malbec Northridge
This opaque purple/black wine has a soaring perfume of mineral, lavender, exotic spices, incense, blueberry, licorice, and dusty cocoa. Layered and structured, this effort will see benefit from 4-5 years of additional cellaring and should drink well for the next twenty. Our Malbec produced here amid the struggle of a warm site with gravelly soils rich in iron and calcium, starts as supremely concentrated fruit. Yields were kept at a mere 2.1 tons/acre, fermented native with maceration nearing 40 days. The wine then went to barrel for 22 months in 40% new french oak.

Northridge Vineyard was planted in 2003 in the Wahluke Slope AVA of Washington State. This exceptional site is a warm plateau composed of ancient soil and gravel is located in the foothills of the Saddle Mountain range at the upper reaches of the AVA boundary. The vineyard resides on a gentle south facing slope with a north/south vine row orientation. The topsoil here is less than a foot deep giving way to a gravelly mix of basalt and caliche. The elevation, ~1200 ft., and slope of the site allows this warm high desert plateau to cool off dramatically in the evening, producing swings of 40- 50 degrees in the summer

Bottle Size: .750

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