Rockpile Wines (Mauritson Wines) Malbec Buck Pasture Vineyard Rockpile Sonoma Co., Ca. 2010

In anticipation of leaving tomorrow for Sonoma, we pulled this gifted oddity from the cellar to mark the occasion. Magenta on the rim and an ox blood core. Completely opaque at its core. Both the nose and palate strike cherry, cola, oak and chocolate notes with cherry and oak leading the way. While the wine has decent length on the finish it lacks depth; a simple wine. In addition to the distraction of the heavy oak treatment, the wine is hot with alcohol; out of balance. Some heavy sediment. 14.5% alc. With Shack attack burgers. 04.19.18. Recommended with reservations.
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