2018 Messer

One of the most surprising aspects of the Calcareous Vineyard has been it’s ability to successfully produce a wide range of varietals. Our Estate Malbec and Cab Franc have always been cellar favorites and blending the two produces a genuinely stunning expression of our site. The name Messer is in honor of our founders Lloyd and Dana, who’s family name means sword in German.
Tasting Notes
Dark purple hues are matched by an immensely perfumed nose. Dried ripe cranberry and currants pair with Italian spice notes to produce an enticing upfront palate. Rich full tannins create a beautiful weight in the mid-palate that builds to a full yet succinct finish. This wine will age and develop character over the next 10-14 years. Wines of this magnitude require size and richness in their pairings and I would reach to the grill and serve with a classic west coast burger topped with bacon, avocado and smoked gouda on a brioche bun.
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