|MALBEC 2015 – $ 18.50
The Claroscuro Malbec is gorgeously soft and oozes decadent ripe plums and blackberries topped off with dark chocolate and oregano. It’s spent 9 months in oak (85% French, 15% American) and comes from a vineyard in Vistaflores in the Tunuyán area of the Uco Valley which sits at 1054 meters or 3428 feet above sea level. This altitude gives fantastically mature fruit flavors and smooth tannins thanks to the extra UV radiation, while retaining excellent acidity to provide balance to all that jammy fruit. Drip irrigation from the melting of the high peaks.