2016 Malbec, TN, Happy Canyon
4x3 row spacing, a single cordon producing about 1 ton per acre of fruit. When the bottle is first opened, notes of plum & vanilla, with a touch of smoke & tobacco. The color has a bright deep red brilliance. Flavors of bright blackberry & cherry with a touch of cocoa powder on the palate, with a bit of tart acidity. Tannins are well integrated, with notes of baking spice that provides a long finish that continues to delight your taste buds. Would pair well with some stronger cheeses, leaner meats. Filet mignon with garlic and butter or melted gorgonzola cheese.