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Small Lots Malbec 2014

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Phantom Creek Vineyard
9 Barrels

Small Lots Malbec 2014

A deep purple colour with an aromatic bouquet of ripe blue plum, blueberry, violet, smoky wood and spice.
This medium-bodied wine has smooth, silky tannins and food-friendly acidity.
On the palate, look for juicy blue and black fruit flavours.
The lingering finish shows notes of tangy currant and blackberry fruits, along with spiced plum.
A wonderful wine for cool evening sipping. Pairs well with grilled steaks with a chimichurri sauce; meat pies; Tourtiere with tangy, but not sweet, chili sauce; beef bourguignon; chorizo and black bean empanadas; peppercorn steaks; Shepherd’s pie; Irish stew; lightly spiced turkey black bean chili; roasted beets.

The story of the vintage is the record heat units or Growing Degree Days (GDD), the second highest level recorded in the southern Okanagan, at 1702 GDD. The year began with a normal spring arrival, followed by near normal rainfall throughout the season. The long, warm, sunny growing period provided a good size crop of high quality fruit. Look for white wines with pure fruit expression and big bold reds with soft tannins and ripe, rich fruit. 2014 is an epic vintage for the history books.

“The warm ripening conditions give a rich, fruit-forward, slightly floral character to our Malbec. Previous vintages have been acknowledged as the best Malbec in British Columbia.”
Critical Acclaim

"The Best" - Okanagan Spring Wine Festival, Best of Varietal 2014
Silver Medal - WineAlign, National Wine Awards of Canada 2014

Wine Making Gentle crush, then fermented in small open top fermenters. Hand punched down three times daily. Aged in new American oak barrels for 24 months.
Wine Analysis Alcohol 12.6% Dryness Code 0 Sugar 0.1 g/litre TA 6.42 g/litre pH 3.77 Cellaring Enjoy now to 2020 Release Date January 2017 Barrels Produced 9

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