2013 Lexington Wine Co. Malbec

Gist Ranch Vineyard

There’s a tiny half acre of Malbec planted and since winemaker Nathan Kandler finds that it doesn’t play well in the other blends, they’re now releasing it as a standalone wine. Incorporating 3% Cabernet Sauvignon and small splashes of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the 2013 Malbec Gist Ranch Vineyard offers a lot of chalky minerality, black cherry, blackberry, graphite, and tons of violet and floral nuances on the nose. Pretty, medium-bodied, elegant and balanced, it should be approachable on release but age gracefully.
– Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate

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