2016 Lake Sonoma Winery Lazy Dog Vineyard Malbec, Sonoma Valley
The Sonoma Valley Malbec is one of the more enjoyable wines to craft as it completely personifies a belief that wines, above everything else, needs to be refreshing and capture the fruit itself. Our friends at Lazy Dog Vineyard are officially getting credit for their role in shaping this wine with a vineyard designation on the label. Grown at the southwestern base of Sonoma mountain, the grapes produce a deep purple wine with fruit flavors and aromas unique to this varietal. Blueberries, roses and black pepper aromas introduce you to a wine that is all juicy fruit. The wine pairs perfectly with everything, as its tannins are well integrated into a palate of ripe blueberries accented with jasmine tea and a lingering yet light finish of roasted coffee and vanilla, a velvety finish.