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2017 Pragmatic

The 2017 Pragmatic is blend of Malbec, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. With its signature core of rich, dark fruit reinforced by supple tannins and French oak, this is a wine for those who favor wines with fruit that is front and center. 86 cases produced.

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This single vineyard blend from Smith Family Vineyards in Antelope Valley is a combination of 85% Malbec, 10% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard lies in Antelope Acres, on the north end of the Antelope Valley. At 2,500 ft. elevation, the cold nights and late afternoon breezes keep the vineyard cool, and allow the skins to thicken on the small clusters of Malbec. All of the fruit was crushed and cold soaked for 48 hours before fermentation, then aged in 75% new French oak barrels for 22 months.

Black currents, candied violet, and strawberry jelly pop on the nose of this dark, concentrated wine. It's juicy and jammy on the palate, with more black current and raspberry pie, finishing with driving acidity. 1 hour of decanting is reccomended if consuming this wine young. 86 cases produced.

Vineyard Designation

Smith Family Vineyards
Vintage 2017
Wine Style Bold Red Wine
Varietal Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation Los Angeles County
Acid .795
PH 3.60
Alcohol % 14.3
Size 750 ml