Every year, we fall more in love with this block of Malbec on Red Mountain, and judging by how long it lasts at the winery we aren’t alone! Scooteney shows a distinct talent for walking a delicate tightrope between the Old and New World; somewhere between the massive fruit and silky texture of Argentina and the firm structure, freshness and balance of the French examples. The wine that emerges here is deeply colored, floral, bright and incredibly intense.
I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say that the 2018 Malbec Red Mountain is a stunner. From the moment it hits the glass, it shouts intensity with deep purple color and swirling aromas. Violets, dark berries, wet stone and fresh herbs explode from the glass. The palate is luscious and sexy with minerality, spice and lovely texture. Even with all this power it shows great finesse, and the long finish is absolutely mouthwatering. Delicious.