Lucas & Lewellen 2011 Malbec
A beautiful inky color on this Malbec. Looks and smells jammy. Fully of dark berries. The oak is noticeable and rewarding. You’ll be tempted by the acid structure in your nose. They will greet the tip of your tongue excitedly. After they ping your tongue, they will quickly retreat and fade. The fade almost presents a stage for the finish. The smart tannins are lovely and give you just what you need. Nicely done.
(K&S Rating: 5 of 6)
Winemaker Notes: “Made from select vines grown on a small portion of the esteemed Valley View Vineyard in Solvang, California. An uncommon convergence of landscape, climate and farming expertise here at our estate Valley View Vineyard has generated this phenomenal offering of single variety Malbec. The wine has dense flavors and aromas, a creamy texture, well integrated tannins, and flavors of dark red fruit, cassis, and blackberry.” (705 cases)