Autumn Vintage Flight: J&J Cellars Malbec 2009: 550 Cases Produced, Estate Grown
100% Malbec, 14.4% Alcohol
Proprietor: James Judd, Sr
The 2008 Malbec from the J&J Cellars Shandon Estate has aromas and flavors of blackberry, fig, anise and dark smoky spice, all balanced by smooth tannins.
-LA International Wine & Spirits 2011-SILVER
-Orange Co, Wine Society 2011-SILVER
-Dallas Morning News & Texsome Wine Comp 2011-SILVER
Our grapes were harvested in the cool early morning hours and brought to the winery where they were de-stemmed and crushed into a stainless steel fermentor. After 24 hours the must was inoculated and pumped over 2-3 times daily through the duration of primary fermentation. The grapes were pressed and upon completion of malolactic fermentation the wine was aged in a combination of French, American and Hungarian Oak, for 15 months prior to bottling.
This wine may be cellared for a few years, but is drinking beautifully now.
Will make a great accompaniment to a variety of Spanish tapas and Italian antipasti.
- Item #: AVFMA09
- Manufacturer: J&J Estate Cellars, Paso Robles CA