Silvan Ridge Winery 2012 Malbec, Rogue Valley, $24

By on February 7, 2015

silvan-ridge-winery-malbec-2012-bottleLast year marked the release of Silvan Ridge’s first bottling from a certified Low Input Viticulture and Enology site — Gold Vineyard in Talent, a 20-acre site planted in 1983. This vintage signaled when Juan Pablo Valot took over the winemaking, and the Argentine native created a Malbec of bold and dark tones. Black cherry compote, dark plum, toast and mocha leads to flavors of black currant and plum. Pomegranate acidity and tannins akin to espresso grounds are capped by Baker’s chocolate and black pepper.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 313 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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