2018 Jackpot Malbec
Layers of flavour give this Malbec the kind of complexity and lengthy finish that demand attention. Black cherry, leather, and a touch of anise make for a warm and welcome aroma profile. On the palate, this bold red is bursting with ripe red cherry, fruit leather, and just the right amount of fresh ground pepper. Pairs well with a grilled steak and the roar of a wood-burning fire.
The 2018 growing season got off to a great start but in mid-July smoke from fires in the Pacific Northwest blocked much of the sunlight which slowed down ripening dramatically. The result of this was wines with lower alcohol levels, ripe fruit flavours and balanced acidity.