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2020 Texas High Plains Malbec
2020 Texas High Plains Malbec

Because of it’s fame in Argentina, many people seem to forget that Malbec isn’t actually a South American grape. It’s a French variety, known in Bordeaux and also in Cahors. In Texas, it is stylistically closer to that of a Cahors Malbec and has little in common with the high alcohol, big bodied wines coming out of South America. That being said, it is an interesting and also fickle grape to grow here. The 2020 vintage was quite nice and the drought was a positive in that without the rain, this thin skinned grape was able to ripen very well. We blended with some Tempranillo to add some structure and tannin and are really happy with this wine

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$45.00
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SKU: 20TXHPMALBEC

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Appellation
Texas High Plains
Vineyard Designation
Lahey, Dill
Acid
TA: 5.5
pH
3.92
Aging
15 Months European & French Oak
Fermentation
Bin
Alcohol %
13.7

Wine Profile

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The nose on the Malbec is rich with blackberry, plum, forest floor, tobacco, with hints of smoke and floral notes. The palate is medium to medium plus in body and fruity with a velvety mouthfeel and cocoa on the finish. We recommend drinking now through 2025.
Awards
2023 San Francisco International Wine Competition - Silver 2023 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Wine Competition - Top of Class, Gold 2023 Lone Star International Wine Competition - Silver 2024 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Silver 2024 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - Silver
Vineyard Notes
Appellation: Texas High Plains, Vineyard: Lahey, Dill, Elevation: 3400–3600 ft, Soil Type: Sandy Loam over Caliche, Eolian Soil
Winemaker Notes
Composition: 77% Malbec, 23% Tempranillo
Food Pairing Notes
Charcuterie meats, cheeses, and olives, pork roast, roasted lighters meats and hearty veg. This Malbec would be a great pairing for Camembert or other funky cheeses.