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.
Winery: "Red Schooner started with appreciating good Malbec. We considered making this wine from vineyards in Napa Valley, but decided we should source the grapes from the place that is most widely recognized for having ideal conditions for this varietal. We found ourselves asking: Could we create a wine at Caymus Vineyards – our family winery – using fruit from another part of the world? That question inspired the idea for Red Schooner, a "Red Wine of the World" that is about the thrill of voyage and discovery.
Grapes for this Malbec are grown in the Andes Mountains of Argentina and transported to Caymus, where we use our winemaking techniques to create a style that is dense, dark and supple. Falling outside standard labeling rules, Red Schooner does not include a vintage date but is known by the voyage from which it traveled (Voyage 9 is the 2019 vintage). Offering scents of ripe plums and cherries, this wine features flavors of French oak and soft tannins."
|Aging||15 months in French oak barrels (50% new)|
|Region||Mendoza grapes; produced in Napa Valley, California|