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Marked Parcels 2018

Malbec

Yountville Ranch Vineyard
Yountville District, Napa Valley
$40.00 CLUB
1 of 10 Barrels

Crafted from a single parcel on our Yountville Ranch, this lush and jammy Malbec opens with aromas of raspberry and blackberry. Rich black fruit notes meld with dense, chewy tannins on a luxurious palate. A hint of brightness on the finish is a testament to this wine’s capacity to further age in bottle.

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Markham red wine bottle of Malbec. Logo image of a man behind a cannon and a small initialized signature is visible.

Wine Specs

vintage

2018

Bottling Date

August 2020

Release Date

September 2021

Alcohol %

14.50%

Acid

0.550 g/100 mls

pH

3.68

Varietal Composition

90% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon,
5% Merlot

Fermentation

100% Stainless Steel Fermentation
17 days skin contact

Aging

20 Months in French Oak
48% New

Vineyard Notes

  • Yountville District, Napa Valley
  • 100% Estate Grown: Yountville Ranch Vineyard
  • Certification:
    100% NAPA GREEN LAND
    100% NAPA GREEN WINERY
  • Clonal Selection: Clone 9
  • Soil type: Bale Loam
  • Harvest date: October 22, 2018

 

This wine is crafted from a single parcel of Malbec at
the entrance of our Yountville Ranch, one of Markham’s original estate vineyards.

KIMBERLEE NICHOLLS, WINEMAKER

Harvest Notes

  • Verasion was three weeks late, followed by a temperate summer
  • This vintage was preordained in Spring of 2016 when the vines set their 2018 crop load, storing away nutrients to produce higher than normal yields
  • Care was taken to fine tune crop load to maximize fruit intensity
  • After brief rains, fall heat ushered in harvest