The 2013 Gold Hill Winery Malbec is a library release that we are making available to our dear customers for International Malbec Day.
Our Malbec was produced from vines imported from the southwest region of Cahors, France of the Cot clone ENTAV 596. The vines were imported and planted in 2009 at our Gold Hill Winery estate vineyard on a east-facing, sloped bench.
In the 2013 Okanagan vintage year, the fruit grew medium-sized open clusters and berries, as the weather that year was moderate and long. The fruit matured in mid to late October on loamy silty soils that originated from glacial deposits which allowed the soils to capture heat from the sun late into the fall.
Tasting notes: In the glass, the wine is dark and medium-bodied. On the nose is vibrant red currant, cherry and cigar box cedar. On the palate, this Malbec is vibrant and juicy with a hint of sweet oak. Tannins are ripe and smooth and showing some grip indicating age-worthiness. Notes of dark chocolate and berry fruit round out the finish. This wine is ready now and will cellar well for 10-15 additional years.