A deep red, nearly purple color, with aromatics of concentrated black fruits, cigar box and notes of barrel toast. Dark fruit, spice and rich flavors continue on the palate. Quite brooding, but pure and focused. The tannins are super integrated and soft, but with terrific balance and finish that gives it unusual length in the palate.
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For us, there is no greater inspiration than nature itself. We are Joel Gott and Charles Bieler, adventure seekers and wine crafters, who look to some of the world’s most dramatic backdrops to create the multidimensional wines of the SHOW.
For us, there is no greater inspiration than nature itself: Joel Gott, Charles Bieler and Roger Scommegna—a trio of adventure seekers and wine crafters—looking to some of the world’s most dramatic backdrops to create the multi-dimensional wines of The Show.
All the fermentations were done in concrete tanks with native yeast, minimal punch downs and 2+ weeks on the skins post fermentation. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc were co-fermented with the Uco Valley Malbec to enhance structure and depth of fruit. Cabernet Sauvignon ripens later than Malbec, so to get the two to ripen at the same time to coferment required cooler site Malbec (Uco Valley) and warmer sites for the Cabernets (Ugarteche and Agrelo). The press fractions of the wine were so interesting texturally that we kept them all in.
We have learned over the last dozen years exploring and making wine in Mendoza that the most compelling wines are made when we slow down the ripening, enhance the natural structure of Malbec and work with organically grown fruit. We have been building towards the dream of lining up all those elements and it finally came together in 2020. One of the few positive things we can look back on in 2020! To stretch out the growing season, we have been adding more fruit from the higher elevation Uco Valley, a growing area that reminds us of the alluvial on volcanic soils and climate of Eastern Washington (where Charles Bieler makes his Charles & Charles wines). 100% of the fruit was organically farmed and the following is where it all comes from: 71% Malbec from Alto Agrelo, 14% Malbec from La Consulta ( Uco Valley), 7.5% Cabernet Sauvignon from Ugarteche, 7.5% Cabernet Franc from Alto Agrelo.
- 85% Malbec 7.5% Cabernet Sauvignon 7.5% Cabernet Franc
- Mendoza Argentina