AR-6 is comprised primarily of Malbec, with a small percentage of Cabernet
Sauvignon in the mix. The unique climate of the Uco Valley in Mendoza
produces Malbec with concentrated berries that reflect the brilliance, depth,
and intensity of the neighboring Andes themselves. The Cabernet Sauvignon
increases complexity and adds dimension, bringing the blend around
full circle. Despite the twenty-four-hour trip to get there, and the logistics
involved with getting the wine here, it’s wholly worth the effort to partake
in this gripping endeavor.
An immediate aromatic mélange of dark plums, ripe briar fruits, rich soil, and
fir trees present themselves on the nose —in essence, a high mountain cooking
pit of smoked fruit. On the palate, similar dark fruits carry through and are
complemented by flavors of dried fruit, fig compote and marmalade. Textured
on the finish, a long chain of tannins lingers for what seems to be endless with a
hint of fresh tartness.
A blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Barrel aged 10 months prior to release.
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winedom. He is doing things that are far beyond his modest age and deserves to
be commended for the brilliant individuality/singularity of all of his efforts.”
“As of now, Dave Phinney might be my “value winemaker of the year” candidate.
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