14.8% Alc, 144 cases produced $34
GOLD Medal San Francisco Chronicle
SILVER Medal, 91 points 2023 California State Fair Wine Competition
This thick-skinned Bordeaux variety is known for its dark color, rich fresh fruit characteristics and is commonly used as a blending wine in other Bordeaux varietals, but we offer it as a stand alone. Malbec loves high elevation in order for it to fully achieve its acid to fruit balance, and ours is grown right here in Fair Play at 2300 ft. Known to be the fruitiest of the Bordeaux varieties, our 2020 vintage showcases our higher elevation fruit at its best. Bold fruit forward flavors of dried blueberries, ripe plums, with tertiary flavors of mocha and molasses and hints of vanilla and cocoa from French Oak on the finish.
2020 “Lady in Red” Bordeaux Blend
Fair Play Estate
14% Alc., 150 cases $37
BEST OF CLASS & DOUBLE GOLD El Dorado County Fair
44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Malbec, 16% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot
Our 2020 “Lady in Red” is an ultra-premium blend of the 5 Bordeaux varieties we grow on our estate. Year after year, we consider this blend to be one of the finest wines we produce here at Windwalker and is the quintessential example for the quality we strive for. The 2020 is beautifully expressive in our region’s terroir, its flavors and aromas are layered and complex from start to finish. The mouthfeel is full, somewhat silky, and smooth from front to back. Discover flavors of black cherries, boysenberries, and a hint of granite minerality from the soil it is grown in. On the finish there are gentle well integrated tannins with a touch of oak vanilla and spice.