2018 Malbec
Frozen Grape Must

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $155  Malbec  – Rattlesnake Hills, WA

Harvested 10/11/18 — Brix 24.6, pH 3.36, TA .54

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* Courtesy of www.yakimavalleywinecountry.com.

The Rattlesnake Hills AVA  lies within  the larger Yakima Valley AVA which itself lies inside the much larger Columbia Valley AVA.  The Rattlesnake Hills averages 2700 degree days a year which is 500 degree days more than the rest of theYakima Valley to the west and 100 degree days less than Red Mountain to the East ( Bordeaux gets roughly 2500 degree days  and Napa gets 2900 degree days). Night time temps drop 40+ degrees during the growing season to preserve acidity and freshness.  Rain is a seldom occurrence here with the area receiving just 7-10 inches of rain per year.

Frozen Must and Juice