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2015 Estate 1856 Malbec "Tzabaco Rancho Vineyards"

Estate 1856 2015 Malbec

Winery: Estate 1856

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Tzabaco Rancho Vineyards"

Wine Category: Malbec

Grape blend: 98% Malbec & 2% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $44

Cases produced: 85

KWG Score: 92 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: November 9, 2018

Wine Review: This opaque and very deep purple colored Malbec is very good. It opens with a boysenberry bouquet with hints of black tea and oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, smooth and rich. The flavor profile is a concentrated elderberry with notes of boysenberry and plum. I also detected hints of oak and tea towards the end, like the nose. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins stick around for little while. This savory Malbec is a very nice option to consider on a cool fall evening by the fireplace. I would pair it with Kerrygold Dubliner cheese and stone wheat crackers. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Enticing dark berry aromas fill the nose, mingling with hints of fresh ground coffee and violets. Juicy flavors fill the palate with vivid raspberry and dark cherry woven with cocoa and oak notes. As the wine opens, nuanced leather, pepper, spices, and mocha appear, adding depth and dimension to this delicious wine. Integrating tannins will continue to soften with bottle aging, allowing the luscious flavors to further blossom.

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