2014 Malbec Hye Estate
2014 HYE ESTATE MALBEC
TEXAS HILL COUNTRY
100% Malbec | Hye Estate Vineyards | Hye, TX
Alcohol: 12.7% | RS: 0
pH: 3.71 | TA: 7
Malic Acid: 0
Aging: 16 months in New French Oak
272 cases produced
The Pedernales River Valley has proven to be a fantastic place to grow grapes in Texas. The older these vines get, the more entrenched these vines become in the limestone river bed. The dense aromatics and rich complexity are becoming a cornerstone of the Hye Estate terroir. Bill Blackmon and our vineyard team worked hard to maintain the highest quality of these vigorous vines. Irrigation management and shoot thinning are key components to ensuring a quality crop load. Some of our team from the tasting room were brought out to help hand pick these vines. Enjoy through 2022.
A dark purple tint with burgundy edges fills the nose with scents of baked fruit pie, fresh berries and creamy milk chocolate. Showing youthful and bright on the tongue with notes of freshly picked wild berries, persimmon and sage. A strong presence with a full body, this shows great cellaring potential. Decanting recommended.