Palate

A slow and long fermentation has allowed the tannins to integrate into the wine and make it a very full body Malbec. The light and vibrant flavors of blueberries and pomegranate balance the bold flavors of cedar and black pepper. The silky tannins hold the weight of wine on your palate for a long and lingering finish

Growing Conditions

The legacy of Quixote and it's sought-after wines are above all, how our Winemaking team looks to stay true to the vineyard and let the wines express the true meaning of our Stag's Leap Appellation terroir. Our unique vineyard has five distinct soil types and both east and west facing slopes giving us wines of great balance and complexity.

Harvest

Our grapes are both picked and sorted by hand from small picking bins instead of large 1/2 tons bins that can crush the grapes under their own weight. Any grapes with flaws are discarded to ensure the best quality and flavors.

Bottling

Bottling Date: June 2015 Bottle Aging: 1+ year in bottle

Winemaking

The grapes then go through a cold soak phase to start extracting flavors and color prior to fermentation starting. During the first 45 minutes of the cold soak about 10-15% of the liquid volume is removed from each tank to help the wines become richer and fuller body. It's from a portion of this removed liquid that we make our Rose of Petite Sirah that sells out early into the summer months. During fermentation we have an aggressive regiment for extraction to create the finest wines from each vintage. Hand punch downs and gentle pumpovers are at higher frequency than your typical winery to give beautiful textures and powerful characteristics to our wines.

Aging

20 Months in 40% New French Oak.