2016 Elementus Sonoma County, California 'C Factor' Malbec
This plush wine offers impressions of smoky oak, cherries, vanilla and assorted spices.
Country: United States
Item #: 46484
About This Wine:
Well, not really a secret. It’s more a case of something that isn’t widely known. In the Dry Creek Valley — a Sonoma County growing area known primarily for Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc — a handful of vintners also are finding success with Malbec.
Yes, Malbec — the variety that first was one of the minor blending partners for the great red cuvees of Bordeaux, then found fame as a varietal wine in the Mendoza region of Argentina. For this Sonoma County Malbec cuvee, three-fourths of the grapes were grown in the Dry Creek Valley.
To lend complexity to the various lots of wine for the Elementus “C Factor” Malbec, aging took place in French, American and Eastern European oak barrels, each type lending its own subtle nuances to the final blend. It’s a plush and enjoyable wine from an unexpected source.