High Valley, Lake County
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The volcanic soils are back! Wow! Our friends at Brassfield have generously provided us with another head-spinningly good wine to share with you. Single vineyard Malbec! 55% off! Awarded Best of Class by the San Francisco Chronicle 2020! Let’s get to it, shall we.

As you may recall from our Brassfield Cabernet offer, these guys are located up in the High Valley AVA, farming vineyards ranging from 1900-2200ft. Volcano Ridge where this Malbec comes from is located on a site created by hundreds of volcanic eruptions from the nearby Round Mountain Volcano. The volcanic soils are filled with sand and tiny pebbles creating a perfect terroir for vines to struggle and produce fruit with structure, richness and complexity.

Winemaker Matt Hughes, who got his start in the lab at Kendall-Jackson and later worked at well-accoladed Vérité under Pierre Seillan, has had a passion for Lake County’s winegrowing capabilities and even was the first president of the Lake County Winery Association. He collaborates with consulting winemaker David Ramey (yes that Ramey of Ramey Wines) to coax exemplary elegance out of this rough terrain. 

For our $18 price, this Malbec is spot on. Black plums, blackberries and mocha with hints of pepper, graphite, cedar and clove, it drinks a bit like a Cab but with that Malbec-y elegance and fruitiness we know and love. Nicely integrated tannins with a bit of zippy acidity, you can certainly lay this down for a few years and be pleasantly surprised.

55% off! $108 a 6-pack delivered! Happy Monday!