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Unaffected by boundaries and borders, we travelled to Argentina to find our Malbec. A pure expression of this reputable region, our Malbec delivers attractive spiciness and rich fruit intensity. On the nose, aromas of black cherry and blueberry are cradled by chocolate and smoked bacon. The rich gaminess and fat fruit flavors continue on the round, supple palate, and finish with a nice, lifted finale.
When we decided we wanted to make a big, rugged Malbec, we knew we needed to travel to the source of its fame – Argentina. In the last couple of decades, Argentinean Malbec has built an international reputation. As the translator between vineyard and bottle, we stuck to the basics during winemaking. The fruit was destemmed and fermented in stainless steel with frequent pump-overs. We focused on the lovely fruitiness in the wine, framed by gentle oak spices, which we achieved by aging the wine for 15 months in new French oak barrels.
How conventional it is to use only one vintage. But that’s not us. So there is no vintage - no constraints to get in the way of making the best wine we can.
STARK RAVING wines go against the grain and celebrate the idea of doing things differently and with great passion. They are rooted in the entrepreneurial spirit of Rosenblum’s founder, who took a chance and did what he loved, no matter what anybody said. Our wines are playful and bold blends that prove a little dose of madness can lead to extraordinary things.