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2013 Malbec

2013 Malbec
2013 Malbec

Price: $30
Founder's & Collector's Clubs: $22.50
Connoisseur's Club: $25.50

90 points - Wine Spectator

"Supple and expressive, layering blueberry and plum flavors with hints of sage and chocolate, finishing with harmony. Drink now through 2020." - Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator

Tasting notes

Intoxicating mixture of dried hibiscus flowers, blackberries and black tea spice with a soft mixture of berries and cream. Swirling adds rich black fruit and juniper berries. The wine is mouthwateringly fresh with a blend of squeezed berries, fine tannins and lingering floral and citrus oil components. A fresh and lively Malbec with a gorgeous nose. - Aryn Morell

Production notes

Sourced from Lawrence Vineyards, harvested October 2013.

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Vintage2013
VarietalMalbec
Varietal Composition100% Malbec
AppellationColumbia Valley
VineyardLawrence Vineyards
Acid6.1 g/L
PH3.72
Aging36% new French oak
Alcohol13.70%
Volume750 ml

Wine Spectator: 90 points
Supple and expressive, layering its blueberry and plum flavors with hints of sage and chocolate, finishing with harmony. Drink now through 2020. – Harvey Steiman

 

All Gård wines are the product of Lawrence Vineyards designated by the Columbia Valley AVA in Royal City, Washington.

Winemaker Aryn Morell, a Washington native, honed his skills in Napa Valley working with some of the country’s most notable producers, including Silver Oak, Joseph Phelps, Quintessa, Husic, Chimney Rock, Chappellet, Stags Leap and countless others in winemaking and the chemical engineering of wine as part of a consulting company for which he worked.

Aryn joined the Gard team as head winemaker in 2011, and spends considerable time in the winery’s estate vineyard with Josh Lawrence, Gard founder and viticulturist.  With an uncompromising attention to detail, Aryn carefully crafts Gard wines with an eye toward the unique expression of terroir of the estate vineyard, and earns frequent accolades and high acclaim for his wines.

In 2014, Aryn and Gard founders Josh and Lisa Lawrence launched a winemaking facility in Walla Walla, M&L Production, where all the Gård wines are produced, bottled and aged. Aryn also makes wine for Matthews Estate, Tenor, Alleromb and Mullan Road, a Washington project for Cakebread Cellars of California.

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