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Yorkville Cellars

Yorkville Cellars
2018 Rennie Organic Estate Vineyard, Malbec, Yorkville Highlands

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Organically Grown Grapes
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$34
Cellar Selection

Yorkville Cellars
2018 Rennie Organic Estate Vineyard, Malbec, Yorkville Highlands

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Black ruby color. Aromas and flavors of plump blueberries, blackberry jam, graphite, and apricot granola with a satiny, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, captivating, medium-long finish that presents overtones of mocha gelato, fennel seed and peppercorns with well-integrated, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A sturdy and serious Malbec; decant or cellar.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: plump blueberries, blackberry jam, graphite, and apricot granola
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of mocha gelato, fennel seed and peppercorns
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sturdy and serious Malbec; decant or cellar.

The Producer

Yorkville Cellars

The Producer
25701 Highway 128
POB 3
Yorkville, CA 95494
USA
1 707-894-9177

Their Portfolio

91 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Randle Hill Vineyard, Semillon, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $26.00.
86 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Randle Hill Vineyard Eleanor of Aquitaine, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $32.00.
92 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Rennie Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $36.00.
94 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Rennie Vineyard, Carmenère, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $40.00.
93 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Rennie Vineyard, Merlot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $32.00.
95 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Rennie Vineyard, Petit Verdot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
89 Yorkville Cellars 2015 M-PV Same Vine, Malbec-Petit Verdot, Yorkville Highlands-Mendocino County 13.5% (USA) $42.00.
90 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Richard the Lion-Heart Rennie Vineyard, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $48.00.
90 Yorkville Cellars 2018 Randle Hill Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $20.00.
89 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Richard the Lion-Heart Rennie Vineyard, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $48.00.
91 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $36.00.
93 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard, Malbec, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
85 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard, Merlot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
93 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard, Carmenère, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $40.00.
90 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard, Petit Verdot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
92 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $36.00.
86 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Richard the Lion-Heart Rennie Vineyard, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $48.00.
91 Yorkville Cellars 2018 Rennie Estate Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $36.00.
90 Yorkville Cellars 2018 Rennie Estate Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $36.00.
89 Yorkville Cellars 2019 Randle Hill Estate Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $20.00.
89 Yorkville Cellars 2019 Randle Hill Estate Vineyard, Semillon, Yorkville Highlands 13% (USA) $28.00.
92 Yorkville Cellars 2018 Rennie Organic Estate Vineyard, Malbec, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
89 Yorkville Cellars 2018 Rennie Organic Estate Vineyard, Merlot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
BR Yorkville Cellars 2018 Rennie Organic Estate Vineyard, Petit Verdot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $36.00. - Bronze Medal
94 Yorkville Cellars 2018 Rennie Organic Estate Vineyard, Carmenère, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $40.00.

Malbec

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
While Malbec is historically known as a red Bordeaux variety, it is Argentina that has given this grape its new found popularity. Bright purple in color with ripe plum and black cherry fruit with moderate acidity, Malbec from Argentina has become the people’s choice among moderately priced red wines ($12-$16 a bottle in domestic markets).

Along with the plum and black cherry flavors, there are notes of pepper, black spice, and, in a few examples, a note of tobacco. Most versions from Argentina are made for consumption upon release or within the first two years after the vintage date; however, a few producers make long-lived offerings of Malbec from older vineyards that retail for $40 or more.

Malbec can work with a humble array of foods such as empanadas, hamburgers or grilled chicken or even roast meats or lighter game.