After winning the Reserve Grand Champion Best of Show at the Houston Rodeo Wine Competition in 2017 with our 2013 Mt.Veeder Malbec, we have become known for our Malbec prowess. No one does Malbec quite like we do, whether we grow the fruit in Argentina or California. If you were lucky enough to try that wine, with its powerful flavors of black cherry, boysenberry, and oak, this full-bodied Malbec from Howell Mountain is going to knock your socks off.
Aficionados familiar with Howell Mountain vineyards are cult followers of those high altitude wines. A wine produced at the top of Howell Mountain is exposed to unique growing conditions that are usually reserved for $150+ Cabernet Sauvignon. Most of the Malbec planted there is for blending, and few (if any) winemakers make a single varietal Malbec (the fruit on Howell is way too expensive for that in a normal year), so we were able to take advantage of the bumper crop and do what we do best: make Malbec!
The steep mountain slopes and higher elevation vineyards with well-drained volcanic soils enjoy cool afternoon breezes and warmer nights, creating microclimates that produce rich mountain fruit of distinct character.
Pair with a juicy steak or enjoy a glass on its own after 30 minutes of decanting. Pick up an extra few bottles to cellar until 2028.