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Malbec 2019

Malbec 2019

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$43.20 per Bottle

Shadow Mountain Vineyards & Winery 2019 Malbec is a bold red wine with a makeup of 75% Malbec and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, both estate grown, made, and bottled. The 3,300 feet in elevation at the winery, as well as the granite soil and clean mountain air, result in a solid harvest of Malbec, with happy grapes producing a nearly-purple juice that is rich in tannins, body, structure, and dark fruit. This 2019 was bottled in August of 2022, making it 3 years from harvest to fermentation to tank to barrel to bottle, with another 20 months to rest in the bottle before being released. Still a young wine, this is a powerful red that may benefit from a decant and swirl to hep it open up.

Tasting Notes

May initially want a decant due to the tannins; smooths out after opening. Already starts with some smoke and bacon on the nose, along with dark, red fruits.

Vineyard Notes

Estate Grown

Production Notes

May have been both pumpover and punchdown during fermentation. Pressed in multiple batches with old, manual chain-driven press.


BBQ! Meats! Hearty meals.

Other Notes

Tested sulfites in March 2024, prior to release. Perfect level, on the nose. No issue. A bit green as of March 2024 - could initially use a decant.


91 Points, 2023 California State Fair Wine Competition; Bronze Medal


Bronze Medal, 91 Points, 2023 California State Fair Wine Competition

Wine Profile

Vintage 2019
Wine Style Bold Red Wine
Varietal Malbec
Varietal Composition 75% Malbec 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation San Diego County
Harvest Date 2019
Aging 3 Years
Bottling Date 08/11/2022
Alcohol % 14.0
Size 750 ml