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French Door Malbec 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis malbec comes from French Door's home vineyard on the Black Sage Bench. Hand-harvested fruit was destemmed and fermented in a French oak tank after a 10-day cold soak. Following a 65-day extended maceration, the wine was aged in first-, second-, and third-fill French barriques for 14 months. It shows dense, sappy dark fruits layered with spices and dried herbs. It's a meaty, savoury style that's a distinctive – and compelling – approach for Okanagan malbec. Medium-bodied and juicy, this is quite elegant with impressive, suave tannins.Tasted: 27 April 2021Tasted by: Geoffrey Moss MWPrices:
BC$58.00750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: French Door Estate WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: MalbecUPC: 627987310740