Charlessmith broncho

Malbec, "Broncho" 2010

K Vintners

This wine is so kick ass it has its own band, which happens to be from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Enticing, dark and brooding. Macerated Marion berry with lovely floral and exotic spices.

Country:
USA
Region:
Columbia Valley
Vineyard designation:
Stoneridge Vineyard
Vintage:
2010
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Malbec
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
95

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Aging:
50% new French oak (20 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
14.5
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
100

Reviews

  • "95 points. The 2010 Malbec Bronco Stoneridge Vineyard is 100% Malbec and was aged in 40% new French oak. A great example of this variety, with deep, layered aromas and flavors of smoked meats, ash, tobacco, cedar cabinet and assorted black fruits, it delivers a classy mix of fruit, tannin and acidity on the palate. Leaning towards the decadent and hedonistic end of the spectrum, this pleasure-bent effort should be consumed over the coming 8-10 years. Drink now-2020." (Wine Advocate)
  • "92 points. Saturated bright medium red. Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, coffee and brown spices. Sweet, concentrated and nicely delineated, with cassis and blackberry fruit flavors complicated by roast coffee and intriguing graphite minerality. Still youthfully tight in a cool-year way, and structured to repay aging. Proprietor Charles Smith is particularly interested in making wines with cool-climate snap, and he made it clear that he's a fan of the 2010 vintage." (International Wine Cellar)

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