2017 WILLIAM KNUTTEL PETERSON VINEYARD MALBEC
William Knuttel sourced his Malbec from Fred Peterson’s Vineyard on Bradford Mountain. The Vineyard sits at 1,000 feet in elevation and overlooks Dry Creek Valley. The well-drained, red-clay soils produce intensely flavored Malbec with great natural acidity. The 2017 was co-fermented with Petit Verdot, which contributed to the velvety mouthfeel and pronounced blue fruit. After 14 months developing in Francois Freres barrels, the 2017 is absolutely on point.
Winery Tasting Notes, “The 2017 Peterson Vineyard Dry Creek Valley Malbec is densely scented with aromas of blueberry, boysenberry and earth, gently massaged with oak spice. Flavors of black cherry and raspberry chime in on the mid-palate, and resolved tannins amply support the lengthy finish.“