2009 Malbec Reserve


  • Silver - 2012 InterVin, International Wine Awards
  • Silver - 2012 NorthWest Wine Summit
  • Silver - 2011 Okanagan Wine Festival
  • Silver - 2013 Savor NW International Wine Awards

Malbec is typically an Argentinian or south of France grape, but the climate of Okanagan is proving that Malbec have found a new home.The grapes were harvested in last week of October from the Golden Mile Bench. The 2009 growing season was very cool by Okanagan standards and the extended time on the vine of the grapes allowed for development of generous fruit flavours , and the cooler temperatures ensured those flavours were beautifully preserved.

Winemaker's Notes

2009 MALBEC has a rich dark luscious black-ruby colour . Nice strong balanced aromas of blackberry ,cherry and spicy notes with underlying tones of gameness and floral hints. Nice round tannins with subtle hints tobacco and vanilla with a nice mineral finish .


  • Release Date: May 2011
  • Price: $29
  • Sweetness Code: 00
  • Production: only 85 cases
  • Availability:
  • · Select Restaurants  
    · Winery Direct
  • Blend:
  • Alcohol 13.8%, RS 1.0 g/L, PH 3.81, TA 6.3g/L
  • CSPC: 164269

Food Pairing

Pairs well with , barbecued pork , marinated leg of lamb, roast beef, chorizo, prime rib, peppercorn steaks, mild and strong cheeses.

Wine Making

The grapes were de-stemed and lightly crushed into open top fermentation tanks. Temperature control during the fermentation ,extended skin contact and Pneumatge twice a day give this wine rich colour and extraction with great complexity and balance. The wine was aged for 14 months in new and 2 year old barrels, 70%French and 30 % American .Blending begins two months prior to bottling. The wine will continue to improve with careful cellaring for 5 to 8 years