Golan Heights Winery Yarden Malbec 2013
The 2013 Yarden Malbec displays ripe cherry and plum fruit notes complemented by nuances of rose, tobacco and roast coffee. This full-bodied Malbec is vibrant and flavorful. Though ready to enjoy upon release, the 2013 Yarden Malbec will continue to improve in the bottle, and should remain in excellent drinking condition for a decade and more. The early, wet winter preceding the 2013 harvest was followed by a warmish spring. While it looked like we were heading for an early vintage, the cool months of June and July led to the harvest starting about one week later than normal. The remainder of the season continued on the cool side. A wonderful feature of this growing period was a distinct lack of extreme weather, either hot or cold. The result was beautiful ripening, with harvest finishing exactly on time at the end of October. All in all, this was a great season with great wines.