2014 Bismark Malbec 750ml
Number of Cases: 209
Vineyards: Our Bismark Mountain Ranch is high above the city of Sonoma and San Pablo Bay. Here on the southwestern flanks of the Mayacamas Mountains we grow 27 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon amid outcroppings of Rhyolite. We began planting in 1991 and continue to fine tune our mix of cultivars to this day. This is steep ground; shared with Creosote bush, Grey pine, coyote and mountain lion. Topographically it is similar to the Douro. Windy, sun drenched yet moderate in temperature, Bismark grudgingly produces grapes with an intense, deeply concentrated flavor. Bismark’s unique terroir is both fierce and alluring.
Tasting Notes: Our 2014 Malbec is dark like the night sky in colr. It is redolent of gingerbread, tea, rose, and vanilla bean with warm flavors of pomegranate, molasses, boysenberry, Mexican chocolate, and Grand Marnier. Big and mouth filling, its flavors echo the aromas. The tannins are fine as emery and coat the mouth with a lasting pleasant finish.
Variety: 100% Malbec