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.
The 2019 Malbec Red Mountain is a stunner. From the moment it hits the glass, it shows intensity with a deep purple color and complex, swirling aromas. Violets, dark berries, dark chocolate and fresh herbs explode from the glass. The weight on the palate is like cream; rich with minerality, spice and silky texture. It still shows freshness and finesse, and the long finish is absolutely mouthwatering. Delicious.