2014 Arterra Malbec

Estate: Arterra Wines
Region: Loundon County, Northern Virginia, Virginia, United States of America
Vineyard: Seven Oaks Vineyard


Tasting Note:May 7, 2016

Third wine from Arterra Wines. Crimson red with garnet edges. A little more smoke on the nose than the Cabernet Franc, and more perfume. Undertones of leather and white pepper too, nicely layered. Darker characteristics on the palate, some berries too. Rolls down your tongue with an almost papery texture. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) with a moderate body, slightly fuller than the Cabernet Franc. Long and lingering finish. Would be great to try this in a couple years to see how it integrates and develops further.

The grapes used in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages are all sourced. This specific vintage is sourced from the Seven Oaks Vineyard in Loudoun County.

Drink Dates:

2016 till 2024.


91 points.

Price Point:

$$ - Tasted at the Estate. Can be purchased from the Estate or online for $39.00.