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Caymus Red Schooner Voyage 8 Malbec, Mendoza

New release of Caymus' under-the-radar Malbec from Argentina. Limited.

Beautiful Argentina is legendary in the production of fine Malbec wine. Inspried to create Red Schooner, Caymus Vineyards designed an efficient method to ship grapes over ocean waters while retaining their precious qualities. The plan was to pinpoint a high-caliber vineyard on the slopes of the Andes Mountains, then harvest and chill the fruit, transporting the valuable cargo by sea voyage to Caymus Vineyards. The fruit arrived in excellent condition, looking as though it had just been harvested. They used great care to extract deep color and rich tannins through a slow and delicate fermentation. The wine was then aged 14 months in French oak barrels (50% new) before bottling.

Tasting Notes:  A "Caymus style" of Mendoza Malbec. Definitely an iron fist in a velvet glove. Rich fine tannin - a Mendoza dust fine texture. There is a very refined character to this wine, which is special and singular. This wine is unfined and has already thrown a bit of sediment, representing the rich and natural concentration of abundant quality.

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