Our wine tonight is the Barrel Aged Malbec from CityScape Winery in Greenville County, South Carolina.
In celebration of #WorldMalbecDay
Cellared for 12 months.
Decanted for 90 minutes
100% Malbec Grapes sourced from Yakima Valley in Washington.
Aged in a mix of medium and medium plus oak barrels.
Inky purple color with a thin bright purple rim.
Nose of black cherries, blackberries, smoke and mild cedar.
Medium to Full bodied with well balanced tannins, shows bountiful thick legs.
Flavor profile of black cherries, black licorice, pomegranate, red plums, oak, vanilla, and soft herbal and spicey notes fading toward more complex earthy tones and a light hint of brandy.
This wine paired beautifully with our Italian takeout for dinner.
An excellent drinking and palate pleasing Malbec, one you wouldn’t expect was produced and bottled in South Carolina.
Gold medal winner in the 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition.
In 2019 the Palmetto Wine Competition judges were harsh on vinifera wines so the fact that this Malbec won a Gold medal is a testament to its superior character!
We spoke with with CityScape winemaker Josh Jones and he said they would soon release a 2019 vintage Malbec. Josh said the 2019 was intensely more peppery and spicy than this 2018.
We’re anxiously awaiting!