• Red Schooner Voyage 5

    Red Schooner Voyage 5

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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.

    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. Each annual release of Red Schooner will be a designated sequential voyage."

    Winery:  "This Malbec is made from grapes grown in the Andes Mountains, shipped chilled to Napa Valley and produced with the same techniques as our Caymus Cabernet. Falling outside standard labeling rules, it does not include a vintage date but is known by the voyage from which it was produced.

    A dense, dark red, this wine opens up with the scent of ripe plums and cherries, layered with hints of dark chocolate. On the palate, it is powerful, concentrated, supple and persistent, with generous flavors of French oak the 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. A "Caymus style" of Mendoza Malbec. Definitely an iron fist in a velvet glove. Rich fine tannin- a Mendoza dust fine texture. There 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.

    Serve with all types of grilled meats and chicken, Spanish or Latin fare, especially beef empanadas, chorizo, little beef or lamb meatballs, Serrano ham and cheeses."

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