• Red Schooner Voyage 3

    Red Schooner Voyage 3

    Caymus Family Wine

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    The folks at Caymus love the Argentine Malbec grape so much, they devised a way to ship it safely home to Napa Valley and make a delicious red, the Caymus way. Enter the Red Schooner wines. Voyage 3 is their 2012 effort.

    Caymus' Red Schooner Story:  "Beautiful Argentina is legendary in the production of fine Malbec wine. Inspired to create Red Schooner, we designed an efficient method to ship grapes over ocean waters while retaining their precious qualities. Our plan was to pinpoint a high-caliber vineyard on the slopes of the Andes mountains, then harvest and chill the fruit, transporting our valuable cargo by sea voyage to Caymus Vineyards. The fruit arrived in excellent condition, looking as though it had just been harvested. We used great care to extract deep color and rich tannins through a slow and delicate fermentation. The wine was then aged 15 months in French oak barrels (50% new) before bottling in September 2013. Each annual release of Red Schooner will be a designated sequential voyage."

    Winery:  "A "Caymus style" of Mendoza Malbec. Definitely an iron fist in a velvet glove. Rich fine tannin - a Mendoza dust fine texture. ere is a very refined character to this wine, which is special and singular. This wine is unfined and has already thrown a bit of sediment, representing the rich and natural concentration of abundant quality.

    A dense, dark red, this wine opens up with the scent of ripe plums and cherries, layered with hints of unsweetened baking chocolate. On the palate, it is powerful, concentrated, supple and persistent, with generous flavors of French oak that support but don’t dominate.The wine carries through to a complete finish, balanced and integrated with soft tannins that imbue it with both structure and balance."

    Bottle:
    750ml, cork                                                                
    Varietal: Mendoza Malbec grapes
    Alcohol %:
    14.2
    Aging: 15 months in French oak barrels (50% new)
    Region:      
    produced and barrel aged in Napa Valley, California