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2019 Pocai Vineyard Malbec

Pocai Vineyard

With only .8 acres planted, we craft this single varietal wine to showcase the grape and location at its finest. This juicy wine brings red fruit to the front. Plum, raspberry, strawberry accompany lavender, red licorice, and earl grey tea. Our medium-bodied wine balances earth notes and fruit while hints of tobacco and toast come through.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Malbec
Appellation
Calistoga-Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Pocai Vineyard
Harvest Date
Oct 7 & Oct 14
Sugar
24
Acid
5.54
pH
3.65
Aging
16 months
Bottling Date
May 20, 2021
Alcohol %
15.1
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This juicy wine brings red fruit to the front. Plum, raspberry, strawberry accompany lavender, red licorice, and earl grey tea. Our medium-bodied wine balances earth notes and fruit while hints of tobacco, white pepper, and toast come through.
Vineyard Notes
The Pocai Vineyard has been continuously farmed by our family for over 100 years, ever since Betty Ballentine’s grandfather purchased it in 1906. Purchased with a pile of gold coins, Pocai Vineyard is the heart and soul of the Ballentine Family Estate. Located on the southern edge of the Calistoga Appellation. The soil is Bale gravelly loam, the rockiest soil of our three vineyards, the fertility of the soil is low, but the drainage is excellent and is perfect for growing powerful red grapes.
Winemaker Notes
Our fourth vintage of the newly planted Malbec from the Pocai Vineyard gave us enough volume to use as a blender and also bottle some on its own. Our first vintage from this vineyard found its way into almost every wine as a blending. It was such a lovable expression of Malbec, that it brought life and complexity to almost everything it came in touch with. Since then, we wanted to show what a special and rare wine this was to our members.
Food Pairing Notes
pork tenderloin with plum sauce
Production
98 cases made
Other Notes
92% Malbec, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
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