2018 Elementus North Coast, California 'Y Factor' Malbec
A deeply hued, big, rich and sexy wine offering layer upon layer of enticing fruit and spice nuances.
Country: United States
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About This Wine:
We know it can be a bit confusing when our tasting panel comes up with descriptors such as big… rich… and sexy. Yet all of those words absolutely apply to the 2018 Elementus Malbec, crafted by winemaker Alex Cose from grapes that were grown in the North Coast region of California.
The North Coast is a vast area that encompasses six counties north of San Francisco, including Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino. Embracing a North Coast designation provides an abundance of vineyard options for the winemaker, who can pick and choose for blending purposes to create a magnificent cuvee.
Although Malbec plays a supporting role in the great red blends of Bordeaux, it has become a superstar variety in Argentina. Now, more and more California vintners are embracing Malbec as a varietal wine with — as the 2018 Elementus Malbec demonstrates — fabulous results.