2018 Lake Sonoma Lazy Dog Vineyard Malbec, Sonoma Valley
Aromas of crushed violets, rosemary, and graphite on the nose. On the palate these develop into flavors of concentrated currant and blueberry that show a structure capable of aging.
The 2018 vintage was aged 16 months in 34% new French oak and 66% neutral oak.
2018 began with a cool spring and good rainfall. Moderate summer temperatures brought slow ripening and an extended warm fall meant later flavor development and overall balance. We saw ripe tannins with beautiful color and flavor depth while keeping good structural acidity.