2019 Lake Sonoma Lazy Dog Vineyard Malbec, Sonoma Valley
GOLD MEDAL, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Aromas of fresh blueberry, hazelnut and dried herb on the nose. On the palate these develop into flavors of cassis, black licorice, dark chocolate and espresso.
Pair with top sirloin steak, pork, lamb, fattier salmon and lean game like bison or venison. Try it at your next family gathering with a cheese plate of aged Goat, Gouda, Gorgonzola or Stilton (blue) cheeses.
The 2019 vintage was harvested in late September and vinified separately to preserve the natural acidity and personality of Lazy Dog vineyard’s unique terroir and sense of place. Aged 20 months in 50% new French oak and 50% neutral French oak.
2019 started off cloudy and temperate with steady ripening through summer and a great late-season heat spike. Varietal authenticity was a key focus throughout our 2019 season and we are pleased with the acidity, detail and viscosity of the white wines and supple tannin, balanced alcohol and fruit intensity of the reds.