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Seed Malbec 2015

Seed Malbec 2015

Beautifully delineated, the 2015 Seed Malbec is a small lot single-vineyard wine that is aged for 16 months in new French oak and, I’m happy to report, has a long life ahead of it. At this stage in its development, the nose is quite primary and is heavily laden in fresh blackberries, plums, and macerated strawberries rendered more complex by attractive not<span class="text_exposed_show">es of sweet tobacco, bitter chocolate, iron ore, and violets. Winemaker, Giuseppe Franceschini’s training in the Friuli region of Northern Italy has gifted him with a light touch, and that sensibility translates in his reds. Fresh and elegant, there is a mounting energy in this wine, with a thread of acidity adding lift to well-structured tannins. Minerality makes its presence known on the finish, emerging through layered black fruit, spice, wild fennel, and sandalwood. 14.0% ABV | Sample In the spirit of disclosure, I should mention that I handle the social media for this winery, I’ve been working with Seed’s team since February of this year—the winery owner’s have a fantastic story, a tale of risk, adventure and optimism, I’ve so enjoyed working with them. To learn more, visit: Seed Wine 9.3 Points...

Seed Paraje Altamira Malbec 2014

Seed Paraje Altamira Malbec 2014

Luscious steeped blackberries, marionberries, and dusky Italian plums lie well beneath lighter, more enigmatic aromas of violets, dust, and dark chocolate shavings. Seed's 2014 Paraje Altamira Malbec is mulberry-hued at the rim, and deliciously fresh. The nose echoes the palate, with saturating black fruit at the core, neatly hemmed in by mouth-coating, ripe tannins. It's a subtle, elegant Malbec, that gently wends its way to a slightly spicy, herbaceous close of green peppercorn, dried rosemary, bay leaf. Seed Wine 9.0 Points...